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Ireland’s new papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60) as the apostolic nuncio to Ireland, the first African priest to hold the role. The apo(...)

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(...)

The aftermath of    a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. Militant jihadist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands of troops previously assisting the internationally-funded African military force battling al-Qaed(...)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: some of her critics  believe she only took the job of chairwoman of the African Union Commission to enhance her profile back in South Africa. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as p(...)

A protest against the appointment of  alt-right media mogul  Stephen Bannon as Donald Trump’s   chief strategist. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Donald J Trump is president-elect of the United States and the “alternative right” gave him a big assist on his way to the Oval Office. Known as the “(...)

Refugees are rescued by SOS Mediterranée and Médecins Sans Frontières  off the Libyan coast on May 24th, 2016.  Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

Working on a search and rescue vessel in the central Mediterranean can be an uplifting experience at times – as exhausted, and often traumatised, peop(...)

The asphalt road where  six-year-old Toussaint  was struck links cities in Cameroon’s Far North. Photograph: Andrew Esiebo/The New York Times

All life travels the ribbon of asphalt that cuts through this remote village. The women carrying their onions to market atop their heads step aside wh(...)

This screen grab  taken on Sunday from a video released on Youtube by Islamist group Boko Haram appears to show Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he(...)

The Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam,  a support group for soldiers has said. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam, despite the Gover(...)

Andrea and Michael met on Tinder and had both worked in west Africa.

Andrea Wickham Moriarty & Michael Wickham Moriarty Michael and Andrea met on dating app Tinder in 2014 just after Andrea had moved back to Irel(...)

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