US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

Mary Ann  O’Driscoll, from Glasnevin in Dublin,  had been staying just outside the Liberian capital Monrovia when she was knocked down by a speeding vehicle, and subsequently died on Wednesday. Image: Google Maps.

A Dublin woman who died while working on an aid mission in Liberia has been named as Mary Ann O’Driscoll. Ms O’Driscoll, from Glasnevin and aged in he(...)

Long tradition of peacekeeping ... Irish soldiers boarding plane from Baldonnel   for Congo as part of the 1960 UN   mission. in which  nine would die in an ambush   at Niemba.

In an organisation as durable and complex as the United Nations, opportunities for reform do not come along very often. It is also singularly rare for(...)

Nigerian ambassador Dr Bolere Ketebu and South African ambassador Ahlangene Sigcay at the launch of the Irish Aid 2014 Annual report, in Iveagh House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Ireland will move closer to meeting its target of allocating 0.7 per cent of(...)

Health workers in Liberia where a second case of ebola has been reported.

Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola just a day after authorities said they had detected a new case of the deadly virus previously thought (...)

A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case since the country at the heart of an epidemic was declared free of the virus on May 9th, Deput(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hoped to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 nations to agree specific emissions goals. Photograph: EPA 1:33

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bu(...)

Right: Rescued migrants disembarking off the Italian Guardia Costiera vessel in Sicily on Friday.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP. Left: Adrian Corish

Everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to Africa in 1989. I was going to live in a place with no televisions, no electricity and a high risk of (...)

The development marks the first such success against the strain of Ebola that killed up to 10,000 people in West Africa’s 2014-2015 outbreak. Photograph: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

An experimental Ebola drug cured three monkeys intentionally infected with the virus, according to a study published in Nature magazine.The developmen(...)

A man walks past an Ebola awareness painting on a wall in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. The virus escaped co(...)