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A further 53 UN peacekeepers were injured in the attack in North Kivu province. Image: Google Maps

Rebels killed at least 14 UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targ(...)

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms. File photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms that she hopes will help combat HIV/AIDS in the centra(...)

The BMW all-electric i Vision Dynamics concept car: the supply of battery metals is coming under greater scrutiny as electric car sales are up 63 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier. Photograph: Reuters

From “feng shui copper” to low-carbon aluminium, the green energy revolution is jolting global commodity markets and spurring demand for higher-qualit(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien: minister in the 1973-1977 coalition government, an editor-in-chief of the ‘Observer’ in the 1980s and an elected unionist politician in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politician, diplomat, journalist, historian, public intellectual and contrarian: the long life and many works of Conor Cruise O’Brien were discussed i(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres: “Sexual exploitation and abuse has no place in our world. It is a global menace and it must end.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres renewed attempts to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation within the organisation at last week’s g(...)

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a stor. Photograph: Kany Kazadi/Twitter

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a storm. Mayo can only hope they have the same capac(...)

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