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A Russian security guard with a member Central African Republican leader Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s presidental guard (on left) and a UN Rwandan peacekeeper on duty while the president casts his ballot in Bangui in last December’ elections. Photograph: Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images

When the tattooed Russian fighters arrived in Alindao, a town in the southern Central African Republic (CAR), the rebels fled – and the people rejoice(...)

 Children wash kitchen utensils by the banks of the river Oubangui the capital Bangui, Central African Republic. Most of the population in Bangui live well below the poverty line, in a country traumatised by years of unrest. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty Images

Russian mercenaries deployed in one of Africa’s most fragile countries killed civilians, looted homes and shot dead worshippers at a mosque during a (...)

 Violence has escalated since rebel groups that control two-thirds of the mineral-rich country launched an offensive in the run-up to December 27th presidential elections. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP via Getty Images

Central African Republic (CAR) troops backed by Russian paramilitaries and Rwandan troops have killed 44 rebels who were part of a plot to mount an as(...)

People from villages walking to a  market in Bambari, Central African Republic. Photograph: Camille laffont/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations is appealing for more assistance for the Central African Republic (CAR), the country least equipped to deal with coronavirus in the(...)

The new baby gorilla has yet to be named because the sex is unknown as yet. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Dublin Zoo’s newest resident, a baby western lowland gorilla. First it arrives into the world on April 1st and th(...)

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo but it has yet be given a name. The youngster arrived on April 1st and not as an April’s fools joke to(...)

Inhabitants of the mainly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, deposit bodies of  victims of  clashes in front of the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in the city. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in Central African Republic’s capital in front of(...)

Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

UN peacekeepers patrol  a polling station in Bangui in the Central African Republic. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have started voting in the country’s presidential election, with hope that a new president (...)

Pope Francis gives his blessing during a visit to an internally displaced people camp at St Saviour parish in Bangui on November 29th, 2015. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

On his tour of Africa, Pope Francis gave a blessing at a refugee camp in St Savoir in Bangui, Central African Republic on Sunday. Thankfully for thos(...)

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