Angela O’Kelly at  home with some of her favourite black items, and some of her own jewellery. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Internationally renowned jewellery maker and curator Angela O’Kelly lives in Co Dublin. Made from paper, plastic, fabric and precious metals, her nec(...)

 Zimbabwean men attempt to get a malnourished cow on its feet in rural Masvingo, on January 21st, 2016. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by drought. There are now 2.44 (...)

The statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College in Oxford, as furious campaigners have vowed to fight the “outrageous” decision to keep the statue of the British colonialist on the front of the Oxford University college.  Photoagraph: Steve Parsons/PA

Oriel College Oxford has been accused of putting the money of big donors before students’ free speech after it announced that it would not remove a st(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe (right): Opposition parties are said to believe the 2018 election may be the best chance in decades they have to oust Mugabe’s party from power. Photograph: Jakesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Secret high-level talks between opposition parties on forming a grand coalition to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party at the next gene(...)

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe addresses supporters outside his ZANU PF party headquarters in Harare in 2014. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuter

A rumour than Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has suffered a heart attack is a “grim lie”, his spokesman George Charamba said on Thursday. The onl(...)

 Mary Lawlor, founder and director of Front Line Defenders: “Ireland and the EU must be as strong speaking up for human rights defenders in countries where they have political and strategic interests as they are when it comes to the usual suspects,” she said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 157 human rights activists were killed or died in detention in 25 countries last year, according to the advocacy group Front Line Defenders. T(...)

Poachers realise that any animal that's got one of these collars or units attached to it is basically off the list

The war against rhino poaching in South Africa is going high tech in an attempt to curb a death toll that continues to spiral despite money (...)

Daniel Ramamoorthy: “I’m so excited for where it’s going and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of that story.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Daniel Ramamoorthy: arrived from India, 2010 Daniel Ramamoorthy hates when people ask “Where are you from?” It’s a difficult question to answer w(...)

Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union  protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Pre-tax inequality in South Africa is as high as it was 20 years ago – and it is the world’s highest. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Last week I visited South Africa for the first time in 15 years. In 2000, when euphoria over the transition to democracy gripped the world’s imaginati(...)

Newly crowned ‘Mr Ugly’  Mison Sere, poses at the  contest in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe’s fourth annual “Mr Ugly” contest - upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite and prompting rio(...)