US president Barack Obama: keeping in touch with European leaders as US continues to monitor the Greek debt crisis. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty images

The Obama administration has again warned of the potential damage to the European economy and the knock-on effect on the US economy if the Greek de(...)

Primrose Dube: She has found other residents in the direct provision centre and her teachers to be supportive. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Leaving Certificate exams are almost finished. It’s a difficult time for any student, but for asylum seekers living in direct provision there is a(...)

Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof (21) into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof  is accused of killing nine people at a Bible-study meeting in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters. 0:56

In the hours after the Charleston shooting, a portrait began to take shape of suspect Dylann Roof as someone with racist views and at least two recent(...)

Kenyan men work at a road construction site near Isiolo town, 320km north of Nairobi, in July 2008. The road was being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company, and funded by African Development Bank and the Kenyan government. Since then the scale of Chinese aid to Africa has increased dramatically. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

Chinese aid to Africa is creating pariah states rather than just supporting them, claim the findings of a study that reviews the relationship between (...)

Banknotes worth 150 trillion Zimbabwean dollars. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

A quadrillion is the number 1 followed by 15 zeroes. Or, to put it another way, a thousand trillion. For anyone lucky enough to possess 175 quadril(...)

The Zimbabwean Dollar, left, made up of various denominations held with a similarly valued twenty South African Rand note. Bank accounts with balances of up to 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars ae to be paid $5

Zimbabweans will start exchanging ‘quadrillions’ of local dollars for a few US. dollars next week, as president Robert Mugabe’s government discards it(...)

A new wave of Irish emigrants to Zimbabwe has helped breathe life into the country’s expatriate community, which had dwindled because of the countr(...)

Itai Dzamara in a protest against Robert Mugabe’s government last autumn. He was abducted on March 9th and has not been since since.

Zimbabwe’s security forces did not take long to conclude that Itai Dzamara’s civil disobedience campaign was a threat to president Robert Mugabe’s gov(...)

Tobacco farmers in Harare protest during an auction on the first day of Zimbabwe’s marketing season earlier this year, as prices for the country’s biggest agricultural export plunged. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy is everywhere: massive unemployment, numerous companies going to the wall each month, a weak annual economic(...)

Beds wait for occupation from foreigner migrants affected by Xenophobic violence, which sparked off in the South Africa port city Durban almost three weeks ago, so far leaving nine people dead, and hundreds displaced, in Mayfair, Johannesburg. Photo: Kevin Sutherland/EPA.

South Africa deployed the army on Tuesday in “volatile areas” to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this mon(...)