Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace , greet supporters at a  rally in Harare. Photograph: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

The elevation of Grace Mugabe to Zanu-PF’s top decision-making body this weekend has left Zimbabwe’s factionalised ruling party in turmoil, having cre(...)

 South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma: The Regulations of Land Holdings Bill is one of a number of land reform bills that his government is trying to sign into law before the end of his term in office in 2019. Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

A new property law that bans foreigners from owning land in South Africa will be fast-tracked through parliament before the end of the current admini(...)

Attendees sing prior to the start of the state memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in the Soweto township of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Photograph:  Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

World leaders paid tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela at his state memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday, but their praise (...)

Nelson Mandela: The  first democratically elected president of South Africa had repeatedly been hospitalised with lung troubles in recent years. Photograph:  Camera Press/ Yousuf Karsh

Surrounded by close friends and family members, Nelson Mandela was breathing on his own before he died, free of the life-support system that had kept (...)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with South African president Jacob Zuma at a prayer service for former president Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

The full magnitude of the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service became apparent yesterday after it was confirmed dozens of the world’s former and sit(...)

A girl dances today on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Late former South African president Nelson Mandela’s body is being prepared to lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, where untold(...)

While Kenmare Resources has been praised for its social responsibility programme in Mozambique and takes part in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, benefits from its mine are minor compared to the profits made, the new report suggests.

A report that claims Kenmare Resources is not paying its fair share of taxes to the Mozambican government from its mining operation there has been (...)

A mural of former South African president Nelson Mandela at Regina Mundi church in Soweto. Mr Mandela, who will be 95 on July 18th next, was admitted to hospital in Pretoria at 1.30am on Saturday with a recurrence of a lung infection that has landed him in hospital four times since December. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Family members of former South African president Nelson Mandela spent yesterday at his hospital bedside while a watching public waited anxiously for (...)

A man waits to obtain his national identity card during a voter registration drive in Harare ahead of the general election. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Multinational company Coca Cola has been accused of supporting Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s political rivals ahead of the general electio(...)

People take cover from an afternoon rain storm in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Pete Muller/The New York Times

Zimbabwe’s government has withdrawn its request to the United Nations for election funding because the organisation insisted on meeting civic g(...)