Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. Ebola has killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in February. Photograph: Tommy Trenchard/Reuters

The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital yesterday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the high(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Anti-government protesters continue to fortify their barricades to block the police from forcing them out of Independence Square in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

As a horde of big men in masks, helmets and black body armour bore down on them in the freezing early hours of Wednesday, protesters in Kiev feared an(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor may face former club Manchester City on Sunday. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/AFP/GettyImages

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed Emmanuel Adebayor could make his first appearance of the season at his former club Manchester City o(...)

The Afrobarometer study reveals that about 50 per cent of all the respondents reported they occasionally lacked access to food, clean water and medicine in 2012.

Despite sustained economic growth in Africa over the past decade, most governments across the continent have failed to reduce poverty levels among the(...)

Tottenham are confident they can hold on to manager Andre Villas Boas. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are confident Andre Villas-Boas will remain their head coach next season despite Paris Saint-Germain holding protracted talks with t(...)

Erin (8) and Eve (7) Kirby from Dún Laoghaire dancing in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green to highlight the St Patrick’s Festival céilí on Friday 15th March, featuring Dearbhla Lennon of Riverdance and a host of other professional dancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Setting off 75 minutes before the real thing, the People’s Parade was billed by organisers of the Gathering and the St Patrick’s Festiva(...)