Robert Mugabe, pictured with his wife Grace,   was forced out as leader of Zimbabwe  earlier this week after 37 years in power.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images

The end of the Mugabe presidency – with the swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare on Friday – is being watched closely across Africa, and especi(...)

In terms of future outlook, Clontarf said the industry had “weathered severe storms” since 2014.

Operating losses at oil exploration company Clontarf Energy increased almost 20 per cent during the first six months of 2017, compared with the same p(...)

One of Tullow Oil’s drilling blocks at the Lokichar basin in Kenya. Photograph: Getty Images.

Oil exploration company Tullow Oil expects to generate $0.6 billion (€0.52 billion) of pre-tax operating cash flow for the first half of 2017, higher (...)

Equatorial Guinea has “some of the most neglected and prospective exploration potential in offshore West Africa”, according to Clontarf Energy. (Photograph: iStock)

Irish oil exploration company Clontarf Energy has been awarded offshore acreage of roughly 5,052km sq by the government of Equatorial Guinea. The und(...)

Ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh. “My father will have victory because Yahya has fallen.” Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

For as long as they can remember, Isatou and Ebrima Jammeh have been asked questions about their surname. But, up to now, they always denied any conne(...)

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow meeting Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Banjul. Photograph: Kuku Marong/AP

Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, will be publicly sworn in on Saturday in a ceremony marking the west African country’s emergence from more than (...)

Women walk past a billboard bearing a picture of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh in his home town of Kanilai.  Photograph: Seyllouseyllou/AFP/Getty Images

He smiles out from giant posters on either side of the palace gates, watching over the locals as they go about their daily business under the bushy ma(...)

A peaceful transition

Yahya Jammeh is now safely ensconsed in exile, in a comfort assured by his ill-gotten plunder. Gambia’s former president Jammeh will feel at home in h(...)

Men hang a banner for the inauguration ceremony of Gambian president Adama Barrow prior to his return  in Banjul,  Gambia. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new president Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leade(...)

Supporters of President Adama Barrow cheer the Senegalese soldiers on patrol in Banjul, Gambia, on Sunday. Photograph: Legan Koula/EPA

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by ca(...)

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