Sierra Leone

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Health workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday – a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the f(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

The child told gardaí that her father raped her on ten occasions in between taking one pregnancy test and another and would rape her in the house “any time he had a chance.”

A man who began raping his daughter when she was nine and later claimed she had initiated the sex has been jailed for 11 years. The man, who cannot b(...)

Frank Kamara (29), of Loreto Park, Rathfarnham, leaving court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who told his supervisor he emailed him a video of a baby being raped to highlight the dangers of child sexual exploitation has avoided being jai(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio addresses the audience during an event in which he declared national emergency on rape and sexual violence on Thursday. Photograph: Coopers Inveen/Reuters

The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed president Julius Maada B(...)

Some 371 Irish people were arrested abroad in 2018, up from 316 arrests in the whole of the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of Irish people arrested abroad last year rose by almost a fifth from 2017, according to final end-of-year figures released by the Departme(...)

A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

An outbreak of Ebola in a volatile region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second worst in history. At least 426 people have been i(...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

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