United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres: “Sexual exploitation and abuse has no place in our world. It is a global menace and it must end.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres renewed attempts to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation within the organisation at last week’s g(...)

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a stor. Photograph: Kany Kazadi/Twitter

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a storm. Mayo can only hope they have the same capac(...)

US president Donald Trump has systematically tried to delegitimise the institutions that hold him accountable. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists. What could be an easier task than(...)

Trump supporters:  Forty-two per cent of American adults are classified as white working class. For two decades they have seen incomes shrink in favour, as they see it, of welfare recipients, “identity groups”, graduates and the rich.

Did I tell you Donald Trump is a vulgar, foul-mouthed, meat-faced, 71-year-old redneck buffoon? To be honest, he is a fossil-fuel guzzling, Big Mac-ea(...)

Tina Kisyombe, who came to Ireland from Malawi in 2015 and lives with her mother in direct provision.

On Wednesday morning Amani Balemba joined his school friends from CBS Westland Row secondary school in Dublin to collect his Leaving Cert results. Unl(...)

Roger Casement in Congo in September 1898

A century after his execution for high treason, a version of Roger Casement remains buried, not in Pentonville prison or Glasnevin Cemetery, but in Ma(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila at the presidential palace in Cairo earlier this year. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday,(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Friday. The International Criminal Court had to drop charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in 2015 due to lack of evidence. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the Internation(...)

Maxim with his wife Patricia and daughter Annabelle at their home in Co Dublin. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley

Maxim Staricov’s first job in Ireland was selling mobile phone SIM cards on Moore Street. After nearly seven years working in London, the Moldovan sal(...)

A child and a woman break rocks extracted from a cobalt mine at a copper quarry and cobalt pit in Lubumbashi. Instead of benefiting from its vast mineral wealth, Congolese are among the world’s poorest people, with a per-capita income of $800.  Photograph: Getty Images

Behind every clean electric car there is cobalt. And behind cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is a critical element in lithium-ion b(...)