A girl chants solidarity slogans to press for the release of the missing Chibok schoolgirls during a rally in Abuja, on April 14th. Photograph: Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images

A video apparently showing a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been shown to distraught parents in the town o(...)

Children walk down the street of Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories at the government run girls’ secondary school in Chibok, drawing global attention to the Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Stefan Heunisstefan/Getty Images

Boko Haram child suicide bombings have surged 11-fold in West Africa over the last year, Unicef said on Tuesday. There were 44 child suicide bombings(...)

Rahila Amos, a Nigerian grandmother who said she was abducted by Boko Haram and forced to take classes on how to carry out a suicide bombing, in Minawao, Cameroon.  Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hold the bomb under your armpit to keep it steady, the women and girls were taught. Sever your enemy’s head from behind, to minimise struggling. (...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)

Students take part in the  TCD Privilege Walk at the university’s Front Square. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

What do a woman from Tallaght who dropped out of school when she was 15 because she was pregnant, an Irish citizen who was born in Nigeria and has com(...)

Developer Ray Grehan.

Developer Ray Grehan used the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers investigation to shield assets from the National Asset Management Agency (N(...)

Boys hold bows and arrows in Kerawa, Cameroon. Kerawa is on the border with Nigeria and is subject to frequent Boko Haram attacks. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Adama Simila wears a knife tied to his belt by a piece of rope, his only protection against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist insurgents who have repe(...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the Vatican. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

At the end of a week marked by terrorist attacks, Pope Francis urged people not to lose “all hope and joy in life”. Making his traditional Urbi et O(...)

A Jakarta taxi driver stands on his car during a protest against transportation apps with a sign reading ‘Remove!! Uber, Grab’. Four men torched a car from the lift hailing company Uber in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, police said. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters.

Four men torched a car from the lift hailing company Uber in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred on the sam(...)