A young boy fills his cup from a water tanker in Coronation, Johannesburg, as South Africa experiences its worst drought in decades. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

The ongoing drought in South Africa, which has decimated harvests and livestock and forced urban water restrictions, is providing a frightening glimps(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Louise (26), from Celbridge, Co Kildare, and Moiketsi (28), from Maseru, Lesotho, met on New Year’s Eve 2009 in Galway, where Moiketsi – whose moth(...)

 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(...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

Fr Michael Lapsley:  ‘When injustice occurs, the moral order is inverted.’

An Anglican priest who lost both his hands and his right eye over his opposition to apartheid in South Africa has offered his support to the community(...)

Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Political tensions have been running high in Lesotho since June when prime minister Thomas Thabane suspended the country’s parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote amid feuding in the two-year-old coalition government.

Lesotho’s prime minister Thomas Thabane today accused the country’s army of attempting a coup against him, he told South African ENCA television stat(...)

Victoria Osei and her daughters Perfect and Ama Osei at Cork city’s celebration of Africa Day. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Hundreds of young families, many of them African, celebrated in the grounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today. Despite intermittent h(...)