A Lucara Diamond image of the stone, which is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels.

A 1,111 carat gem-quality diamond, second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels, has been unearthed by Lucara Diamon(...)

The Eritrean national football team line up for a photo before the start of their October 13th World Cup qualifier in Francistown, Botswana. Ten of the squad’s players sought political asylum in the country after the game. Photograph: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images

Botswana has granted asylum to a group of 10 Eritrean soccer players who sought refuge after playing in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this mont(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

John Teeling was issued with 9.7 million new shares to bring his stake to more than 15 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Botswana Diamonds, the Africa-focused minerals explorer chaired by veteran investor John Teeling, has issued 15 million new shares to Mr Teeling and t(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Graham McCulloch: “After I finished a degree in zoology at the University of Dundee in 1994, I got a contract as a safari guide with a company which was starting up in Botswana. All I wanted was a year’s experience, but that milestone came and went and I’m still here.”

How do you stop yourself being trampled by an elephant in your sleep? Attach chilli peppers to a fence of course! That’s just one of the many things I(...)

Positive children hold Red Ribbons on the eve of World Aids Day  (December 1st) on the bank of river Ganges, Calcutta, India. Photograph:  Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause Aids, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Afric(...)

Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a common or plains zebra foal. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo has welcomed its first zebra birth in 23 years, saying the new arrival and her mother are “doing brilliantly”. First-time mother Wiesje gav(...)

Amantle Montsho of Botswana: was expected to get on the podium in Glasgow, but was edged out by a Jamaican trio. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Botswana’s former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho has failed a drugs test at the Commonwealth Games. Montsho, who won the world title in 2011 befo(...)