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EU commissioner for international co-operation and development Neven Mimica: has announced a €10.3 million support package for the Rwandan evacuation programme. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

In the early hours of Monday morning, more than 100 men, women, and children disembarked a flight in Kigali International Airport, taking what they ho(...)

Villagers in Kololo in Kirandango district. Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar evade border guards while trekking across the Chittagong hills, near Amtoli, Bangladesh in 2017. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

The Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya(...)

Former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter Dejong

A warlord responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years – the longest s(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

A Kenyan hawker sells mobile phone covers on a street, in Nairobi. Photograph: Simon Maina/Getty

One of the most mendacious contentions, often made by free marketers and other economic moralists, is the notion that the poor are not entrepreneurial(...)

A migrant detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, in 2015.  Refugees and migrants who spoke to The Irish Times by phone were apprehensive about a move to Rwanda. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hundreds of refugees in Libya are expected to be moved to Rwanda in the coming weeks, under a new deal partly funded by the European Union. “This is (...)

A boy has his temperature checked in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP

The one-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s major city of Goma this week has the disease, the DRC(...)

A nurse vaccinates a child against Ebola in Beni, Congo DRC: the WHO has declared an international health emergency. Photograph: AP Photo/Jerome Delay

A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World H(...)

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