South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (c) addressing a crowd during a visit to affected areas after recent anti-immigrant attacks in the port city of Durban. Mr Zuma said the attacks go against the beliefs of the majority of South Africa. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/EPA

South Africa’s president cancelled a trip abroad in order to deal with a series of attacks on immigrants in the country that have killed at least six (...)

‘The Government operates a system of direct provision for asylum-seekers, so that each adult gets €19.10 a week, along with accommodation and food. People languish for years in a system originally intended to be a temporary measure for six months or so.’ Above, a group of  asylum seekers, refugees and supporters which marched from the Dáil to the Department of Justice last year protesting about the system of direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Some time ago, I visited a direct provision hostel that is within walking distance of the Dáil. Although it is so centrally located, no one to whom I (...)

Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has apologised to the Irish team and John Mooney for comments in one of his nation’s newspapers. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

The Zimbabwe cricket captain has apologised to John Mooney and Cricket Ireland for the “unacceptable” article published by one of the nation’s newspap(...)

Cricket Ireland have condemned an article in the Zimbabwe Herald which referenced John Mooney (above). Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Cricket Ireland has condemned an article in a Zimbabwe newspaper in relational to Ireland all-rounder John Mooney as having “demonstrated breath-takin(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe trips up: the 91-year-old oversaw the installation of his wife Grace as president of the Zanu-PF women’s league. Photograph: AP

In the twilight of his political career, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has outmanoeuvred many of the detractors who have tried to undermine his r(...)

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Joice Mujuru, who has denied plotting against  the country’s president and her party leader, Robert Mugabe. Photograph: EPA

Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has appointed justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s first vice-president, placing him in poll pos(...)

Members of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF show their support for Mugabes’s wife, Grace, in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

The factions within Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party appear to be heading towards a decisive showdown at its December elective confe(...)

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(...)

A Liberian soldier is deployed to restrict the movement of Liberians traveling from Bomi County to the capital Monrovia as a measure to try to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The Obama administration is forming a special Ebola working group to consider setting policy for the potential use of experimental drugs to help the h(...)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s government has given mixed signals on plans to seize majority stakes in foreign-owned companies as part of its indigenisation policy. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

It is one year since Zimbabwe’s general elections and the political stability and economic development the country’s citizens hoped would emerge fo(...)