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Former  UN secretary general Kofi Annan:  plaudits for his  softly spoken mediation are balanced by a number of ugly conflicts that spun out of control while he was UN chief. Photograph: EPA

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanit(...)

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, has died. Photograph: Reuters

Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said. Mr Annan, a(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Citizens hide from Zimbabwean soldiers in the streets of Harare, on August 1st, 2018 after protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, appears on track to achieve a narrow win and avoid a run-off in t(...)

A woman I met at a networking event told me that she values the 5pm Friday drink in her City office. That small ritual helps everyone feel part of corporate culture

Back in the almost-forgotten days before an intense heatwave took hold in Britain, I was somehow persuaded to visit a recently closed factory in a Lon(...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

Tullow expects full-year production from working oil and gas wells in West Africa and the North Sea to be 89,000 to 95,000 barrels a day. File photograph: Getty Images

Explorer Tullow Oil will next year begin drilling in an area close to where rival Exxon Mobil has discovered four billion barrels of crude, worth abou(...)

Local paddling in wooden canoe, Volta River, Ghana. Photograph: Getty images

We hear the vigorous drumming – tap-tap-tum – before we enter the courtyard, just as a woman streaks across the bare earth floor, her arms outstretche(...)

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

Irish explorer Tullow Oil has been found liable for $50.8 million (€43.7 million) of costs, in addition to a previous award against it of $140 million(...)

Tullow Oil has upgraded its full-year production estimate to an average of between 86,000 and 92,000 barrels of oil daily, and an overall average, including gas, of between 89,000 and 95,000. Photograph: Reuters

Tullow Oil has reported production and revenues in line with expectations. In a trading statement on Thursday, the Irish-based oil explorer said it ex(...)

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