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(...)

Fr Michael Lapsley:  ‘When injustice occurs, the moral order is inverted.’

An Anglican priest who lost both his hands and his right eye over his opposition to apartheid in South Africa has offered his support to the community(...)

Gillian (26) is a pastry chef from Clonmel, Co Tipperary who most recently worked at the Shelbourne Hotel. Wesley (26) from Capetown, South Afr(...)

The attack happened off the east coast near where a four and a half metre great white shark was seen on Friday. Stock photograph: Getty Images.

A woman watched her father being killed by a large shark while the pair were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said. The woma(...)

Australian surfer Mick Fanning  hugging US Kelly Slater after being attacked by a shark in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. Photograph: AFP

Three-times world champion Mick Fanning has returned to the water for his first surf since surviving a shark attack off the coast of South Africa l(...)

Miners in  Anglo American’s  Bathopele mine in Runstenburg, North Western Province, South Africa. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Two of the world’s best-known miners are cutting thousands of jobs, as a decade-long supercycle of booming demand for commodities turns sour for natur(...)

Kleyo De Abreu, with her father Bernard Atwell, who was killed while bungee jumping in Spain. Photograph: Elkin Atwell/PA Wire

The father of a British woman who died bungee-jumping in Spain has described her as a “beautiful young woman who had all her life ahead of her”. Aspir(...)

President Jacob Zuma: the public protector said in a report last year that Mr Zuma had unduly benefited from the security upgrades which included a swimming pool, visitors’ centre, chicken run and cattle enclosure

The leader of South Africa’s opposition party, Democratic Alliance, has said the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s rural home far exceed the minimu(...)

Australian surf champion Mick Fanning recounts his close encounter with a shark at a press conference in Sydney on July 21st, 2015. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

A visibly shaken Mick Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a “miracle” to survive(...)

A political rally in Burundi for President Pierre Nkurunziza:  Africa’s recent history at holding leaders to account does not inspire confidence. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

A number of African presidents have suggested a new continental court is required for dealing with regional leaders accused of serious abuse of power,(...)