International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are “false and misleading”, a leading Amnesty International expert has said.

International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of(...)

Habiba (7), who was shot in the leg when her family sought shelter in a mosque. She does not know where her parents are. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

One doesn’t easily forget the look in Habiba’s eyes. It’s the look of a seven-year-old child prematurely aged, of an innocent hurled into the v(...)

Terrible past: students at St Mary’s College, in Aboke, from where the girls were abducted in 1996. Photograph: Getty Images

It was a major international news story at the time, yet another tale of horror from Africa when 139 girls were abducted from St Mary’s College(...)

Organised by the Crossroads Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Hong Kong, Refugee Run is designed to make participants look beyond the abstraction of data, such as the two million Syrians displaced from their war-torn homeland.

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg may be the world’s newest billionaire, but she will mark the occasion fighting for food and scrabbling in dirt with(...)

 The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: “Whether due to incapacity of unwillingness, failure to execute warrants of arrest in a timely manner remains a serious problem.”  Photograph: Peter Dejong/EPA

The Government is in discussions with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on a deal that would see witnesses who testify before the court resettled(...)

The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony speaks to journalists in southern Sudan in 2006. Photograph: Stuart Price/Reuters

Uganda has suspended the hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters, blaming hostility towards foreign troop(...)