Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “These are gains worth fighting for and, working with our partners, the Government is determined that the potential represented by the agreement will be realised.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

(...) trade mission to South Africa but said the unfolding situation in the North was being closely monitored(...)

 Ruan Pienaar leaves the pitch with his dejected team-mates after the defeat to Glasgow in Scotstoun. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

(...)-week break before “hopefully” being part of South Africa’s summer plans and then the World Cup. “That’s a(...)

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(...) born of this nation being made here as Sunday's Africa Day also highlighted. Niwel Tsumbu is a(...)

It is believed al-Shabab militants attacked the officers after reinforcements were sent in, with officers running for safety as militants fired at them, according to the police officer.  File Photograph: Mohamed Dahir/AFP/Getty Images

Thirteen Kenyan police officers are missing after suspected al-Shabab gunmen attacked their vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five oth(...)

Peter Robinson underwent a procedure for a heart condition on Monday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The DUP pressed ahead with the final stage of the welfare reform bill today despite concerns that it will precipitate a crisis that would jeopardise t(...)

(...) for the Southern Africa region,” Mincon said in a statement. “There is significant interest in the(...)

South African gold miners at work.  The government is ‘alarmed’ at the speed of change in the industry. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s mining industry has shed 35,000 jobs in two years, having suffered a battering from(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

(...) working in partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa, and with Irish(...)

As ground control manager at Airbnb, Dan Skold’s jobs involves making the technology company a cool place to work. “We like to think of ourselves as the ‘ninjas of culture’ and we have a very unique opportunity to shape the direction of this company as it is really taking off.”

Africa, and has spent time working with the company in Kenya and Ethiopia. “My time is split between(...)

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel: ‘I like reviews. It shows that someone has read the book and is willing to discuss it.’

(...), political and economic ineqality in his country and in Africa more widely. His latest novel By Night the(...)