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(...)

The “New Jungle”, where some 3,000 people have set up camp. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

When a friend asked me to travel with him on a “Convoy to Calais” to take supplies to refugees I was unsure, to say the least. Many people think abou(...)

 Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankel, whose most famous creation was the detective Kurt Wallander, has died  at the age of 67. Photograph: Nora Lorek/AFP/Getty Images

Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as(...)

Kenmare said despite the current challenging pricing environment, the long-term outlook for Moma remains positive

Irish titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources said net losses narrowed during the first half of the year, despite a sharp decline in production at(...)

Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Colm Moloney

The day is written into my mind in indelible ink. The biggest, whitest, fluffiest clouds raced across the bluest sky I had ever seen. I was in Zimbabw(...)

One in eight students attending Ireland’s second-level schools last year was born overseas, figures for the 2014-2015 school year show. Almost 45,000 (...)

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi: the number of  millionaires in Mozambique will increase by 120 per cent to 2,200 by 2024, according to New World Wealth. Photograph: Etienne Laurent

Mozambique and Ivory Coast will overtake Angola and Ghana as the countries in Africa with the fastest growth rate of millionaires by 2024, research co(...)

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(...)

Total shipments of finished products in the first half rose 3 per cent to 412,000 tonnes versus 399,000 tonnes in 2014

Irish titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources has said production during the first half at its Moma Mine in Mozambique was severely impacted by po(...)

Nigerian ambassador Dr Bolere Ketebu and South African ambassador Ahlangene Sigcay at the launch of the Irish Aid 2014 Annual report, in Iveagh House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Ireland will move closer to meeting its target of allocating 0.7 per cent of(...)