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Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma dances on stage during the ANC National Conference held in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s highest court has ordered parliament to consider the impeachment of Jacob Zuma, adding to pressure on the president following Cyril Ram(...)

Jamie Crosbie (17) and Katie Crosbie (6), from Tallaght, run to welcome their sister Ciara, arriving home for Christmas, from Sydney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nicola and Jamie Crosbie’s hands are tightly clasped as they stare intently at the automatic doors in the arrivals area in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1(...)

Dealz is ultimately owned by South African-based Steinhoff. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dealz parent Steinhoff has lost more than $12 billion (€10.2bn) off its value since it revealed “accounting irregularities” and parted ways with its (...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

Emmerson Mnangagwa (left), then vice-president of Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in December 2014. The two men were side by side as Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle raged in the 1970s. Photograph:  Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Two days after Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked as Zimbabwe’s vice-president, he fled the country saying there were “incessant threats” to his life, his (...)

A street scene along Robert Mugabe road in Harare. Photograph:Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Tensions rose in Harare on Tuesday as armoured vehicles, military police and soldiers from Zimbabwe’s powerful military drove through the outskirts of(...)

  Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa: It is  believed that  tensions between Mr Mnangagwa and Mr Mugabe’s wife, Grace, around who will succeed the Zimbabwean president were behind his  removal from office. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition to Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe appears to growing following his decision to sack a former close ally who was forced to leave the co(...)

 A member of South Africa’s Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) waves a sign during a demonstration calling for the removal of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Alliance partners of the African National Congress led more than a dozen mass protests across South Africa on Wednesday that called for an end to gove(...)

South Africa is having a resurgence in tourism traffic and starting to reappear on the honeymoon destinations list

Interest in, and traffic to, the African continent is steadily increasing from Ireland, particularly for business and honeymoons. Ethiopian Airways fl(...)

Isa Nacewa (pictured) and Jamison Gibson-Park are to return to Ireland having been denied entry into South Africa due to visa regulations. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an embarrassing scenario for Leinster and the newly expanded Guinness Pro 14, Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park have been denied entry to South Af(...)

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