US secretary of defence Ash Carter:  “There is now a criminal syndicate that is exploiting these poor people and this is an organised smuggling operation,” he said. “Targeting that is the way that the greatest effect can be had.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

(...). The numbers of people fleeing war and failing states, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, show(...)

(...)-thirds of cocoa is produced in western Africa, with half of the total amount sourced from Cote d’Ivoire. The(...)

Ulster’s new signing Marcell Coetzee in action for the Sharks. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster have confirmed the signing of South Africa international back row forward Marcell Coetzee on(...)

Jameson, which is the best-selling Irish Whiskey globally, is experiencing double- to triple-digit growth

(...) performing markets being USA, South Africa and Russia. The brand was one of Pernod Ricard’s best performing(...)

Wexford native Tadhg Furlong has won all his four Ireland caps from the replacements bench. Photograph: AFP.

Furlong, played in the IRB Under-20 World Championships in South Africa in 2012 when Wales finished third(...)

Crime bosses, such as Christy Kinahan, use cross-border structures to carry out their criminal activities. Photograph: Courtesy of the Sunday World

When an estimated 700 police officers across Europe and as far away as South Africa and Brazil(...)

 Aidan Heavey:   said Tullow’s plan was to sell off stakes in some of its biggest projects over time, such as those in Kenya and Ghana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...),000 barrels per day in 2017 as its heavy investment in Africa bears fruit.

Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington’s resolve clear not just to Pyongyang, but to the United Nations and other governments

(...) multilateral regimes against Iran and South Africa. Congress has been clamouring for a clampdown since(...)

VV Giri, who went on to become President of India (1969-1974), was taught by Thomas McDonagh and called to the bar in King’s Inns in 1916, just before he was expelled from the United Kingdom for his links to leaders of the Rising. Giri wrote in his last letter to fellow president, Eamon de Valera: “Irishmen and Indians always tell me that next to being an Indian I am an Irishman”

(...) horrors being suffered by Indians in South Africa, Gandhi believed that service in the war could prove the(...)

Amazon Theatre  in Manaus, Brazil is among the buildings that will go green on St Patrick’s Day this year.

(...)-Saharan Africa - are among the landmarks that join the list for the first time. The Boston Red Sox baseball(...)