I’m 31 now and only started playing Gaelic football in 2010 when the SA Gaels were first formed. I took the sport up as an off-season way to keep fit (...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe trips up: the 91-year-old oversaw the installation of his wife Grace as president of the Zanu-PF women’s league. Photograph: AP

In the twilight of his political career, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has outmanoeuvred many of the detractors who have tried to undermine his r(...)

Studying by candle light during load shedding in Soweto.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s stuttering economy will struggle over the next few years to achieve the growth rate required to tackle its high levels of unemployment (...)

A  protest outside police headquarters in Pretoria. Despite some    efforts by authorities to clean up the police force, there has been no significant decline in criminality. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

A new study into serious and violent crimes perpetrated by members of South Africa’s police force has revealed that the public’s propensity to distrus(...)

Archbishop  Desmond Tutu: said recently it felt like the dark days of apartheid had returned. Photograph: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images

A growing number of overt public displays of racism have prompted a bout of national introspection in South Africa around the level of progress made i(...)

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Joice Mujuru, who has denied plotting against  the country’s president and her party leader, Robert Mugabe. Photograph: EPA

Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has appointed justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s first vice-president, placing him in poll pos(...)

Children from the Zip Zap circus school prepare ahead of a World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Today is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. Photograph: Nic Bothma

In the emotion-filled days that followed former South African president Nelson Mandela’s death a year ago today, the African National Congress party v(...)

Kenyan men work  on a road being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company: China has played a crucial role in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

The crucial role China has played in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years has become so pronounced that western countries now see it a(...)

 Joyce Mujuru: Until recently she was considered the leading contender to take over from Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Getty Images)

Zimbabwean vice-president Joyce Mujuru’s chances of becoming the country’s next leader have been dealt a significant blow by the ruling Zanu-PF par(...)

Internal party pressure is mounting on South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma to reimburse the taxpayer for non-security upgrades made to his rural hom(...)