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Dublin-based Botswana Diamonds has been awarded six licences to search for diamonds in two regions of Botswana. The publicly quoted diamond explorer(...)

Irish couple Laura Malone and David O’Connor

David O’Connor thought the Covid-19 pandemic had put a stop to his fledgling business recruiting English-speaking teachers to work in China. “It start(...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Eden is the alias for Dubliner Jonathon Ng. Born in 1995 to an Irish mother and Chinese father, this 24-year old wunderkind released a world-acclaimed(...)

Andrew Anderson, executive director, and Meerim Ilyas, deputy head of protection, Front Line Defenders, pictured at the launch of the organisation’s Global Analysis 2019 in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

In much of the world, standing up for human rights is fraught with very real dangers. In 2019, according to the non-governmental agency Front Line Def(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the announcement of their engagement in November 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become renowned for their swift progress through life’s milestones. It is only three years since the prince was se(...)

Barrister Eboseremen, prosecuting lawyer in homosexuality case against 47 men arrested last year, at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Temilade Adelaja/Reuters

Forty-seven Nigerian men have pleaded innocent to homosexuality in a court hearing in Lagos, one year after they were arrested. The men face a possib(...)

Founded by executive chairman John Teeling, the former owner of Cooley Distillery, the Irish company has licences in both Botswana and South Africa.

Dublin-based Botswana Diamonds has recovered diamonds from one of its operations in South Africa. In a stock market update on Tuesday the company sa(...)

Kanye West: Mainstream US media is falling into the same trap with him as Trump. It’s alternately ignoring him, and treating him like the punchline to a grim, postmodern joke. Photograph: ShowBizIreland/Getty Images

“I realised I was listening to one of the most important cultural messages we need at this moment in American history. Kanye’s counter-cultural voice (...)

A polling officer explains the ballot paper to a voter at the Ntebogang Community Junior School polling station in Kanye, in Botswana. Photograph: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has been declared the winner of the African country’s general election, overcoming an opposition coalition backed(...)

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