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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(...)

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

 Eddie Jones:  the England head coach saw his team blow an early  24-3 lead before they  eventually  lost 42-39.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

Losing the odd game of rugby is an occupational hazard but, as Eddie Jones knows all too well, it can become a habit. Thirteen years ago Jones led Au(...)

Siya Kolisi, who will lead the Springboks against England at Ellis Park:  “Obviously I have an idea of how big it is, but I’m just trying to focus on the main thing and that’s playing well.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Siya Kolisi insists his landmark moment in South African sporting history will only truly sink in when he runs out at Ellis Park on Saturday. Kolisi (...)

African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a meeting of the ruling party  in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s two largest opposition parties have been finding out the hard way how integral the recently ousted Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden presiden(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

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