Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir waves to his supporters at the airport in Khartoum on June 15th, on arrival for  South Africa. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

South Africa will review its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and consider withdrawing as a last resort in light of demands mad(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir waves as he arrives in Khartoum from Johannesburg after a court ordered him not to leave South Africa as it decided whether to arrest him over alleged war crimes.  Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

The South African government “clearly violated” the law by allowing Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to leave the country, a court ruled yesterda(...)

Kenyan men work at a road construction site near Isiolo town, 320km north of Nairobi, in July 2008. The road was being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company, and funded by African Development Bank and the Kenyan government. Since then the scale of Chinese aid to Africa has increased dramatically. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

Chinese aid to Africa is creating pariah states rather than just supporting them, claim the findings of a study that reviews the relationship between (...)

“This is the moment to invest in the continent,” South African president Jacob Zuma told business leaders, academics and politicians. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Private sector participation is the key to Africa’s future economic development, but the continent must address a range of investment risks to attract(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan: led the trade mission which resulted in more than 200 meetings being held between Irish firms and potential business partners. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Irish companies participating in a Government-backed trade mission to South Africa last week secured contracts worth more than €12 million during a f(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: the public protector, an anti-corruption watchdog, found he had “unduly benefitted” from security renovations at his rural home. It recommended he repay a reasonable amount of the money to the exchequer. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Instead of repaying some of the cost of controversial security upgrades to his rural home, South African president Jacob Zuma’s property is to have(...)

South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula:  maintained that the government had yet to see a copy of the indictment that outlines the alleged corruption. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Allegations that South Africa paid a $10 million bribe to a Fifa official when bidding for the 2010 World Cup were denied by government ministers yest(...)

A new wave of Irish emigrants to Zimbabwe has helped breathe life into the country’s expatriate community, which had dwindled because of the countr(...)

Itai Dzamara in a protest against Robert Mugabe’s government last autumn. He was abducted on March 9th and has not been since since.

Zimbabwe’s security forces did not take long to conclude that Itai Dzamara’s civil disobedience campaign was a threat to president Robert Mugabe’s gov(...)

The leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party Movement for Democratic Change,  Morgan Tsvangirai, addresses supporters at a rally in Bulawayo. Donors to his party are frustrated by its continuing failure to dislodge  Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Recent criticism by regional leaders of the mismanagement of Zimbabwe’s economy by President Robert Mugabe’s government underlines the negative effect(...)