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Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau in 2018 at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photograph: Boko Haram/AFP via Getty Images

The US government has told Islamic State-affiliated fighters in Nigeria they are not eligible for a reward after reports that the leader of Boko Haram(...)

A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for “attempted homosexuality” and other offences. Photograph: Shakiro/Instagram

A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for “attempted homosexuality” and other offences after they we(...)

Prof Daniel Miller, who led the study, says: ‘At any point a person we’re with can just disappear, having ‘gone home’ to their smartphone.’ Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

Smartphone users have become “human snails carrying our homes in our pockets”, with a tendency to ignore friends and family in favour of their device,(...)

Linda Djougang: “We are still learning. Everybody, even myself, I am still learning to adapt to the Irish culture. Every single day I learn something new.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Big conversations do not intimidate Linda Djougang. She has told her life story more than once. She spoke about the trauma of leaving Africa, at nine (...)

Ireland’s family reunification legislation relies on an ‘outdated’  concept of family,  Ireland’s human rights and equality commissioner Sinéad Gibney has said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Ireland’s family reunification legislation relies on an “outdated” and “traditional” concept of family which fails to recognise the lived experiences (...)

 Violence has escalated since rebel groups that control two-thirds of the mineral-rich country launched an offensive in the run-up to December 27th presidential elections. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP via Getty Images

Central African Republic (CAR) troops backed by Russian paramilitaries and Rwandan troops have killed 44 rebels who were part of a plot to mount an as(...)

A highway in Cameroon. At least 37 are dead after a bus crash in the country. File photograph: iStock

At least 37 people have died and 18 others were seriously injured after a bus crash in Cameroon. A 70-seater bus was on its way to the capital, Yaou(...)

People from villages walking to a  market in Bambari, Central African Republic. Photograph: Camille laffont/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations is appealing for more assistance for the Central African Republic (CAR), the country least equipped to deal with coronavirus in the(...)

The burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the aftermath of the burning of Cork City 100 years ago, the Irish Labour party and the Trade Union Congress published a long pamphlet blaming the (...)

Syrian children in the south of Idlib prvoince at a camp for the displaced near the border with Turkey last year.  Ireland allocated more than  than €25m  to the Syria crisis in 2019. File photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

State spending on overseas development aid rose by nearly 10 per cent in 2019 with the Government set to increase spending by an additional €21 mil(...)

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