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British foreign secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie  visit Lac vert camp in Democratic Republic of Congo last month. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

Most victims of sexual violence in conflict zones are children who are suffering rape and abuse at an appalling rate, said campaigners who describe(...)

The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony speaks to journalists in southern Sudan in 2006. Photograph: Stuart Price/Reuters

Uganda has suspended the hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters, blaming hostility towards foreign troop(...)

Rape and impunity
  • World
  • April 2, 2013, 06:00

In the last few days alone reports highlighting the widespread use of rape in war have proliferated: Bosco Ntaganda, rebel commander in t(...)

Johan Jansen and his 1988 BMW R100 with its home-made luggage boxes. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Johan Jansen is a gardener. He is 50 years of age and single. Johan lives in Eindhoven in the southern part of the Netherlands, not too f(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing in St Peter’s Square, attending by up to 300,000 faithful and tourists, at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: L’osservatore Romano/AP Photomano

Pope Francis rounded off an intense week of Easter celebrations when bestowing his first Urbi et Orbi (...)

From left: Chinese president Xi Jinping, his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete, Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan and her Tanzanian counterpart Salma Kikwete, during a farewell ceremony as they prepare to leave fromJulius Nyerere International Airport. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

China’s new president Xi Jinping will feel as he returns from an eventful maiden overseas trip that he has done his bit to rea(...)

President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic: has fled into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

Rebels in Central Africa n Republic seized control of the country's riverside capital Bangui today, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee i(...)

File photo of fugitive Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who walked into the US Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he faces war crimes charges racked up during years of rebellion. Photograph: Paul Herera/Reuters (2009)

A Congo lese warlord known as "the Terminator" and accused of murder, rape and other atrocities was flown out of Rwanda today to face war crime(...)

Mary Robinson: strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa’s troubled Great Lakes region

Former president Mary Robinson is strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa ’s troubled Great Lakes re(...)

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