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).(...)

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(...)

The cafe in Maputo where lawyer and academic Gilles Cistac was murdered in March. In the background is a poster of Mozambique’s new president, Filipe Nyusi. Photograph:  Mary Boland

Customers at the ABFC cafe and bakery in central Maputo sip coffee and eat Portuguese-style custard tarts as though it were another ordinary day. A m(...)

People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish  during this week’s march against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The wave of xenophobic violence that has blighted South Africa this week threatened to take hold in neighbouring countries yesterday, where locals we(...)

South Africans gather  outside a hostel during anti-immigrant  violence in Johannesburg. South Africa has sought diplomatic support from  African nations to defeat the ‘demon’ of anti-immigrant violence in the country.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa sought diplomatic support from countries across Africa to defeat the “demon” of anti-immigrant violence in the country, in which at least(...)

Farmer Serida Bodjisse with her baby Salvador Alberto and farmer Elisa Culewa in the soya bean field at Concern’s farmer field school in Domba, Manica province, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland 1:09

In a country afflicted by chronic malnutrition, the fertile soil of Mozambique’s central Manica province offers up rich sustenance to those who know h(...)

Apopo deminer Victor Boquico gives a banana treat to ‘Mocadas 53’, who has just found TNT in the soil at the landmine clearance site at Dombe in Manica province, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland 2:15

Mourinho is late for work. A torrential downpour, typical at this time of year in western Mozambique’s mountainous Manica province, has set him back a(...)

Rat trainer and lab worker Lila Dinis with Gardénia, a TB research rat at Apopo’s research facility at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland

Not every Apopo rat is a mine-detection expert. While Mourinho and his colleagues scan the countryside, Galina can be found 1,000km south in the capit(...)