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Internally displaced persons gather in  Matuge, northern Mozambique, on February 24th following  attacks by Islamist militants. Photograph: Alfredo Zuniga/AFP via Getty Images

White contractors were prioritised over poor black people for air rescue by a private security company during an attack by jihadists on a strategic to(...)

It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Photograph: White House/Bloomberg

The appearance of South Africa’s president at an inquiry this week to testify about the ruling African National Congress party’s role in public sector(...)

Residential neighbourhoods are lit by raging fires in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Since Sunday the Corcoran clan has watched an out-of-control bush fire burn its way across the slopes of Table Mountain National Park, which cradle Ca(...)

Paul O’Connell with Lions supporters during the 2009 tour of South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

The itinerary for the proposed British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa this summer, which is due to be confirmed on Tuesday, is expected to fea(...)

Firefighting teams dampen smouldering vegetation on the foothills of Table Mountain in Cape Town on Monday. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South African firefighters contained a wildfire along Cape Town’s Table Mountain on Monday more than 24 hours after it began, damaging historical site(...)

Ellis Park in Johannesburg is due to host the third Test between South Africa and the Lions on August 7th. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Plans to have the Lions squad based exclusively in Johannesburg have been modified so as to incorporate a middle leg of three matches, perhaps includi(...)

Refugees seek shelter at a centre in Afungi, Mozambique after fleeing attacks in Palma. Photograph: AP Photo

Southern African leaders have vowed to deliver a “proportionate” response to jihadists who attacked a northern Mozambican town last month, following a(...)

 Lions fans  during the second Test against South Africa  in 2009  at Loftus Versfeld   in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The South Africa Rugby president, Mark Alexander, believes proposals being presented to the country’s government next week make “a strong case for a s(...)

 Men keep an eye on the sea at the port of  Paquitequete in Pemba boats have arrived carrying people displaced from the coasts of Palma and Afungi after suffering attacks by Islamist militants. Photograph: Alfredo Zuniga/AFP/Getty Images)

The onslaught by Islamist militants on a key town in northern Mozambique last week has led to renewed calls for a decisive regional response to the in(...)

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