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The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

Supporters of Zanu-PF cheer after a rally at Ebenezer Primary School,  Caledonia, an informal settlement in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images

Reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence are on the increase in the final days before Zimbabwe’s first general election since former pres(...)

A minibus with bullet holes on its side  on the road in KwaZulu Natal province, South Africa on Sunday morning. Photograph: Claudine Senegal/Ladysmith Herald via AP)

Gunmen have shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The drivers, who were members of t(...)

Francis Brennan takes 12 tourists on the trip of a lifetime to South Africa

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Friday, Sky One, 9pm James Nesbitt returns as Detective Inspector Harry Clayton, the guardian of a special bracelet which bestow(...)

Children from Northlen Primary school in Durban, South Africa,  colour in posters to commemorate the life of  Nelson Mandela on Wednesday – the centenary of his birth. Photograph: Rahesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centenary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth with acts of char(...)

Former US president Barack Obama delivers the 16th Nelson Mandela annual lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, former US president Barack Obama delivered a pointed rebuke of his successor on Tuesday, warning about growin(...)

Duduzane Zuma at Johannesburg’s specialised commercial crime court on charges of corruption, on Monday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

One of former South African president Jacob Zuma’s sons has been charged with corruption linked to the alleged attempted bribery of a senior governme(...)

Joella Dhlamini (16) with her teacher Elaine Mills: “Everyone thinks Irish history is boring but I want to know everything about it. My favourite taoiseach is Seán Lemass because Ms Mills loves him.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. It was Christmas and the then 14 year old w(...)

A taxi driver waits for customers in Saint Petersburg. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty

After the heat in Kazan touching down in St Petersburg in the early hours of Monday morning came as something of a surprise, what with the cold and th(...)

The attempted assassination of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, last week has underscored the fragility. Photograph: Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Elhadj/AFP/Getty Images

Compared with previous years, Zimbabwe’s electoral environment has improved ahead of this month’s crucial general election, but civil society fears it(...)

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