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A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil has appointed two new directors to its board, with Sheila Khama and Genevieve Sangudi set to join as non-executive directors from April 26t(...)

The government says there is growing conflict between humans and wildlife. Photograph: iStock

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growi(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

De Beers reported a big drop in diamond sales, dragged down by waning demand for smaller and cheaper stones. De Beers sold just $505 million (€441 mi(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Tierra Whack’s new album Whack World comprises 15 tracks, all one minute each

What 15 songs and 15 minutes makes for one of 2018’s most acclaimed new artists. Where Philadelphia. Why The artist that follows dear reader is the (...)

At home with Arwen Foley. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dubliner Arwen Foley can usually be heard on RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM in the mornings, keeping the country up to date as AA Roadwatch’s news editor. Foley (...)

Semma Badenhorst: “It was the summer of 1998 and I decided to travel to the bush to run a pub and restaurant for a year.” Twenty years later, Badenhorst is still in Africa.

Botswana’s frontier town of Maun is a long way from Killyleagh, Co Down, but Semma Badenhorst wanted an Out of Africa-type experience before settling (...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Yves Tumor has shown a gift for world-building experimental productions that could go on to influence others.

New artist of the week: Yves Tumor Plus songs you have to hear from Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Claire Laffu What: Eclectic experimental producer Where: T(...)

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