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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(...)

 Former president Mary Robinson was critical of the Remain campaign’s concentration on a “fear factor about the economic implications”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said that young people in the UK must feel “very let down” by the outcome of the Brexit referendum, and she appeal(...)

A  soldier stands guard in a camp of the city of Diffa during the visit of Niger’s interior minister Mohamed Bazoum following attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the region of Diffa, Niger. PHotograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

A multinational force has begun operations against Boko Haram along the border between Niger and Nigeria, a general from Niger said on Tuesday. Brig (...)

Modu and her baby Fatima in the NYSC camp in Maiduguri, Borno State. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Kolo Modu (30) left her home six months ago. Her baby girl Fatima – chubby, cute, and constantly squirming – cries on her lap as she speaks. Fatima (...)

Justice delayed is justice denied, they say. Not so. Justice delayed is imperfect justice, unsatisfactory, often partial and distorted. But it is neve(...)

Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday: he was sentenced  to life in prison. Photograph: Carley Petesch/AP Photo

Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, has been convicted of crimes against humanity, the first time an ex-leader has been tried in an African (...)

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