U2 singer Bono, founder of One Campaign, and One Campaign chief executive Gayle Smith. File photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

There needs to be a globally co-ordinated response to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the chief executive of the One Campaign, the anti-poverty group(...)

Ethiopia’s newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed: widely seen as a reformer.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri

A recent declaration by US lawmakers could signal a significant shift in Washington’s approach to addressing Ethiopia’s human rights record. Ethiopia(...)

Anti-Donald Trump demonstrators protest at an abortion rights rally in Chicago earlier this month. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

The Dutch government has said it will set up and seek support around the world for an international “safe abortion fund” to offset the effect of US pr(...)

President Donald Trump signs one of three executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday, inluding reinstating the abortion “gag rule”.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In one of a number of sharp reversals from the Obama era, US president Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning international NGOs fr(...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women carry the coffin of Farkhunda on   March 22nd,  2015. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a statpment in  White House in  on Thursday in which he apologised for a counterterrorism operation in January that accidentally killed two aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama expressed his “deepest apologies” on behalf of his government over the killing of two aid workers, an American and an Itali(...)