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(...)

Dave Connolly and the other 300-400 white farmers in Zimbabwe seem to be under threat again. In January, the government said white farmers had 90 days to leave their farms, although those who supported Zanu-PF – Mugabe’s ruling party – would be spared. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Zimbabwean commercial farmer Dave Connolly has seen it all before: the intimidation, the threats, the patronage system, and the legal battles. Having (...)

Tobacco farmers in Harare protest during an auction on the first day of Zimbabwe’s marketing season earlier this year, as prices for the country’s biggest agricultural export plunged. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy is everywhere: massive unemployment, numerous companies going to the wall each month, a weak annual economic(...)

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithin delivering a speech in Durban yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini has denied any responsibility for the recent spate of deadly xenophobic attacks across South Africa, suggesting a hidde(...)

People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish  during this week’s march against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The wave of xenophobic violence that has blighted South Africa this week threatened to take hold in neighbouring countries yesterday, where locals we(...)

South African men run from police as rioting and looting is quelled during anti-foreigner violence in Durban yesterday. The wave of anti-foreigner violence spread downtown. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

Xenophobic violence, which has erupted across Durban’s townships over the past few days, is being blamed for the death of nine people. The violence(...)

A statue of Cecil John Rhodes is bound by straps as it awaits removal from the University of Cape Town on Thursday. The university’s council voted on Wednesday to remove the statue of the former Cape Colony governor after protests by students. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

A national day of dialogue on the future of controversial monuments has been announced by the South African government in a bid to defuse escalating (...)