Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28th. Photograph: AFP

One migrant has died after hundreds of illegal migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais overnight, operator Eurotunnel said. The latest in(...)

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(...)

Members of  Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh rescue refugees in the ongoing humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is due into the Sicilian port of Messina this morning with the bodies of 14 migrants, along with 453 people res(...)

Barack Obama laughs during a visit to Addis Ababa on Tuesday: “I’m looking forward to life after being president. I can spend time with my family . . . I can find other ways to serve. I can visit Africa more often.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

President Barack Obama claimed on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the American constitution, but said he was looking forward to l(...)

Images of Barack Obama and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn outside the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama told Ethiopia’s leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had alre(...)

Cecil the lion wore a GPS collar, making it possible to trace his last movements. Photograph: Brian Orford/YouTube screengrab

Authorities in Zimbabwe are trying track down a hunter who allegedly paid park guides $50,000 (€45,000) for the chance to kill Cecil, one of Africa’s (...)

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Ethiopia’s president Mulatu Teshome  at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When a young Ethiopian journalist, Simegnish Mengesha, got the chance to meet US president Barack Obama in May, a comment from a high-ranking US offic(...)

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena. The president wove together the history of Kenya, which became independent a few years after he was born, with his own story. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP 2:52

Barack Obama offered a poignant glimpse into his African heritage and went on the offensive against female genital mutilation and other “bad tradition(...)

Cadogan Enright (51), with his nine-year-old son, Cad Óg, who are hoping to paddle to almost 70 islands on Strangford Lough in order to count butterflies. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire

“I don’t have an X-Box or anything like that,” says nine-year-old Cad Óg Enright. “I don’t mind; I don’t really need them.” That’s always been the way(...)

Siphathisiwe ‘Blessings’ Moyo, who took part in the ‘Exhibit B’ installation by South African artist Brett Bailey during the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Siphathisiwe “Blessings” Moyo has missed her sleep over the past few weeks while volunteering with the Galway International Arts Festival. That’s litt(...)