A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)

Cairn boilers and steam turbine generators in India: the company also has an interest in exploration off Ireland’s west coast. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Oil explorer Cairn Energy has carried out its first successful production test at its oilfields in Senegal, sending its shares up 9 per cent, though i(...)

Clockwise from top: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame; Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni; DRC president Joseph Kabila; and  Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

The recent decision by Rwanda’s electorate to allow Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office – and Kagame’s confirmation last Friday that he will do(...)

Many African cities were hopping with superb music during the late 60s and 70s. Like Addis Ababa and Lagos, Dakar was a hothouse with a magnetic a(...)

Senegalese man Ngame  holds a photocopy of a winning lottery ticket from the Spanish Christmas’ lottery draw on December 22nd, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An African migrant who was rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat was among the top prize winners of Spain’s Christmas lottery, according to t(...)

We need to ensure migrants have their human rights vindicated from day one.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Humans have made a dog’s dinner out of, well, being human and, in particular, upholding the rights of migrants. Nearly a million adults and ch(...)

Nohemi Gonzalez (23) had dual US and Mexican nationality and was studying in Paris on exchange from California State University, Long Beach.

Thomas Ayad (32) Ayad, a product manager for Universal Music France, was chatting to a friend at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan wh(...)

State leaders at the Valletta Summit on Migration 2015 line up for a group photo in Valletta, Malta, November 11st, 2015. Photograph: Lino Arrigo Azzopardi/EPA

Leaders of the European Union met African counterparts on Malta on Wednesday, hoping pledges of cash and other aid can slow the numbers of migrants(...)

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(...)

Gen Gilbert Diendere has claimed he carried out the coup over plans to disband the presidential guard. Photograph: Theo Renaut/AP Photo

Pro-coup demonstrators and elite presidential guard members in Burkina Faso have stormed a hotel hosting talks aimed at restoring civilian rule, and a(...)