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 (...)

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(...)

Fine Gael’s director of elections Brian Hayes has claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted when they say they will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin.

Fine Gael’s director of elections Brian Hayes has claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted when they say they will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin. S(...)

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(...)

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(...)