Dr Alasdair McDonnell has defended his record as leader of the SDLP and said he wants to continue in the role so that the party can be ready, not just for next May’s Assembly elections, but for elections for the next 20 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dr Alasdair McDonnell has defended his record as leader of the SDLP and said he wants to continue in the role so that the party can be ready, not just(...)

Two years into a death row sentence in a Zimbabwean prison for the murder of a white man, Mnemosyne writes down an account of her extraordinary lif(...)

Sister Patricia Walsh, who has died aged 72, spent 42 years of her life in Zimbabwe as a nurse and midwife. Her initial posting, at St Theresa’s miss(...)

Protesters outside Walter Palmer’s dental clinic  in Minnesota. Photograph: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face ju(...)

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(...)

President Omar al-Bashir’s rapid, discreet departure from South Africa yesterday has spared the latter serious embarrassment. The government’s apparen(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir returns from South Africa to Khartoum on Monday, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges. Photograph: Marwan Al/EPA

Whatever gloss the International Criminal Court (ICC) places on Omar al-Bashir’s deft evasion of two of its arrest warrants yesterday, the bottom line(...)

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(...)

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(...)