Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose trial is scheduled to start on October 7th, denies orchestrating post-election violence in 2008 in which some 1,200 people died. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) meets today amid claims that Kenya has deliberately obstructed the trial of its president, Uhuru Kenyatta(...)

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(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

Sound footage: Neymar in Beats’ star-studded The Game Before the Game promo video

Poor Neymar. The suits in Fifa have ordered the Brazilian footballer to remove his beloved Beats headphones when in or around World Cup stadiums fo(...)

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls Abuja campaign group take part in discussions during a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja last week. Nigerian security forces are investigating another possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants(...)

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded by an explosion at a college campus (red marker on map) in the heart of the northern Nigerian city of Kano during school hours today. Image: Google Maps.

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded by an explosion at a college campus in the heart of the northern Nigerian city of Kano during school (...)

Among the signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute is social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petiti(...)

Cedric Thornberry (centre) attending a symposium on peacekeeping in Dublin in 1999. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cedric Thornberry, who has died aged 77, was a pioneer in the teaching of international human rights law who continually sought to use his learning to(...)

“We very much welcome the decision by the Government to put in place a statutory investigation,” said Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Support groups last night welcomed the Government’s decision to initiate a statutory Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes across th(...)

Sepp Blatter: unease among some sponsors will raise the pressure on the Fifa presiden. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Two more of Fifa’s headline World Cup sponsors have warned that corruption allegations engulfing the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar are damaging(...)