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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(...)

Enda Kenny at EU summit at Bratislava castle: Ireland “has always contributed – taking into account the red-line issues we have in terms of neutrality – to European co-operation and we will continue to do so”. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Ireland’s neutrality will continue to be protected in any future deepening of the EU’s common defence and security co-operation, Taoiseach Enda Kenny(...)

A displaced Nigerian woman at a refugee camp near Diffa in southeastern Niger. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s army yesterday said it had freed more than 5,000 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram during an operation at the weekend in(...)

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