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(...)

David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

Kenmare announced plans to make  162 workers at the mine redundant in February

Irish titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources said on Wednesday that production has been temporarily suspended at its Moma mine in northern Mozamb(...)

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The fall of the Berlin Wall more than 25 years ago transformed the political landscape in Europe, but its repercussions were felt much further afield.(...)

The small Portuguese fortress of Sao Lourenco is visible past a Mozambican boater off Mozambique Island, from where the ‘Sao Jose’ – the wreck of which has now been found – set sail in 1794. (Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times)

On December 3rd, 1794, a Portuguese slave ship left Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa, for what was to be a 7,000-mile voyage to Maranhão, Brazi(...)

British engineering and support services company Babcock expressed confidence in its long-term prospects after posting a 32 per cent rise in full-year(...)

Lisbon: Park bar, on the roof of a car park. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira
Weekend in . . . Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being s(...)

Michael Carvill , managing director of Kenmare Resources, which reported a loss of €90.7 million for 2014 yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kenmare Resources has received a watered-down share offer from Australia’s Iluka Resources yesterday, valuing it at about €260 million (£189 million).(...)