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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, DCR. Photograph:  Olivia Acland/Reuters

Ebola’s arrival in eastern Congo’s main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the bord(...)

Bosco Ntaganda, who maintained his innocence during his trial, faces a maximum life sentence following his convictions at the global court in The Hague File Photograph: Paul Herera/Reuters

The International Criminal Court has convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord nicknamed “Terminator”, for war crimes and crimes against humanity,(...)

Migrants waiting for food and clothes at the migrant camp Vucjak, in Bihac area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

More than 70 million people are now forcibly displaced – double the level of 20 years ago, according to new figures from the United Nations refugee ag(...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

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(...)

A Red Cross team responds to an alert from family members who lost a loved one suspected of having died of Ebola, in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on June 2nd. Photograph: Maria Santto/EPA

Aid agencies are expected to confirm this week that more than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since(...)

Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We rely heavily on digital gadgets and often view them as miracles of disembodied progress. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Last year Kate Crawford, a New York University professor who runs an artificial intelligence research centre, set out to study the “black box” of proc(...)

Jamie Dornan (right) in the  war drama, The Siege of Jadotville.

Five Irish soldiers who survived the 1961 Siege of Jadotville subsequently took their own lives, an audience in Dublin has been told. The men had be(...)

Michael Ryan of WHO’s health emergencies programme says accessing target communities to administer vaccines and treat patients is being hampered by hostility towards medical staff. Photograph: Martial Trezzini

Congo’s Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country’s east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and fr(...)

Swift populations are free falling; in the last 15 years, they’ve gone down by 46 per cent. ‘My notebook goes back 40 years,’ says bird expert Eric Dempsey. ‘Their decline has been very dramatic.’

Last summer, ornithologist Will Hayes of Birdwatch Ireland spent four months walking the streets of Tipperary’s towns and villages in search of swift (...)

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