Kenmare’s managing director Michael Carvill said the company remained focused on conserving cash and controlling costs

Irish mining firm Kenmare Resources has said that shipments of finished products rose by 24 per cent to 183,000 tonnes in the third quarter.This compa(...)

Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, the opposition political party, rallies support in Maputo, Mozambique,  at the weekend. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

The stakes have not been higher since the end of the Mozambican civil war 22 years ago for the political parties and voters participating in the south(...)

Tullow fell as much as 4.6 per cent to 545 pence, the lowest price since December 11th, 2008

Tullow shares fell to their lowest level in almost six years in London trading today on the back of falling oil prices, which depressed energy stock(...)

Tim McDonnell and Eoin Mackin. Photograph: Rachel Heald, Sightsavers.

Tim McDonnell is a photographer and actor. He had a photographic studio in Howth and was a member of the lifeboat crew there before moving to London l(...)

Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis, senior potato researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, and Denis Griffen, potato breeder at Teagas, inspect potato plants at the Teagasc Research Centre in Oakpark, Carlow. photograph: dylan vaughan

The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 2,700m above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving undergr(...)

An employee holds up a handful of zircon, a mineral used in ceramic tiles, at Iluka Resources’s mineral separation plant in Hamilton, Australia. Iluka Resources Ltd. is the world’s biggest zircon producer. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Kenmare Resources has confirmed it was received a possible offer from Australia’s Iluka Resources, but rejected it because the deal didn’t recognis(...)

In the 15 years since a global treaty prohibiting land mines took effect, the use and production of these weapons has nearly stopped, new casualties have plummeted, and more than two dozen countries once contaminated by land mines buried since old wars have removed them, said the report by the group, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Photograph: Luc Forsyth/Getty Images

Despite the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the armed uprising in Ukraine and turmoil in other hot spots in the Middle East and Africa, one (...)

A warthog stands among trees  in the Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Bernardo Beca Jofrisse is a trim 65-year-old with a military bearing and a reserved but gently courteous manner. Surprisingly gentle, perhaps, conside(...)

Prof Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of NUI Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Portugal today marks the 40th anniversary of the revolution that freed it from dictatorship. As it does so, new information is emerging about w(...)

Gorongosa National Park: an example of the region’s rich biodiversity
Reclaiming a reserve
  • Africa
  • April 19, 2014, 01:00

Ask Daniel Mavaneco why he became a poacher, and he gives a simple answer: “to get enough money to send my children to school”. Ask him why he (...)