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Irish soldiers board a plane to leave Baldonnell airport for Congo as part of a UN peacekeeping mission on July 28th, 1960

Medals for gallantry for nine Irish soldiers killed in the Niemba ambush 60 years ago were not awarded because it might look like a “hand-out”. This (...)

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,(...)