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Kurdish boys, refugees from Kobane, pictured in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, in 2015, as they wait to return to Syria. Photograph: Getty

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Attending the African summit would have been a way for Varadkar to signal that Ireland was taking an active interest in EU affairs beyond its own backyard. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

One of the collateral casualties of Ireland’s political drama this week was a planned trip by Leo Varadkar to west Africa. On the face of it, cancelli(...)

 Robert Mugabe, pictured with his wife Grace,   was forced out as leader of Zimbabwe  earlier this week after 37 years in power.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images

The end of the Mugabe presidency – with the swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare on Friday – is being watched closely across Africa, and especi(...)

Women  mourn victims of suicide bomb attacks in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, on November 16th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an in(...)

Cameroon players argue with referee Wilmar Roldan after he sent off the wrong player. Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Germany 3 Cameroon 1 Germany eased into the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Sunday as the VAR system was again thrust (...)

Mabel Chah: “80-90 per cent of the time I don’t hear back from employers.” Photograph: James Connolly

Mabel Chah vividly remembers the voice from the advert that played over the loud speaker in Dublin Airport the day she arrived in Ireland. She stopped(...)

He worked up until his 79th birthday, before announcing his second retirement due to “more important things to attend to”.

Dave MacGowan (June 6th, 1930 – March 25th, 2017) was the son of the local Garda sergeant, and he grew up mostly in Co Mayo. When he wasn’t “hooking f(...)

File photo showing 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram in October. Photograph: Getty

A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in (...)

A child who has tested positive for malaria suffers convulsions after being treated in the MSF clinic. Photograph: Ikram N’gadi/MSF

The international community must “step up” and provide vital funding for humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria, where the devastation wrought by j(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. When she sat down, May was hunched and still as she heard Jeremy  Corbyn and other party leaders praise her response to the attack. Photograph:   Parliament TV/via Reuters

As MPs crowded into the Commons chamber on Thursday morning, jostling one another on the green benches, the hubbub grew ever louder, drowning the word(...)

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