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ONGC is India’s biggest energy explorer. The country is heavily dependent on imports to meet its energy needs.

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), India’s biggest energy explorer, plans to pay about $2.6 billion (€1.9 bn) to buy a 10 percent stake in a Mozambiq(...)

The incident has highlighted growing concerns about airport security in Nigeria, which is fighting an Islamic uprising mainly contained in the northeast of the country. Photograph: File image/Damon Winter/ New York Times

A young teenager dashed across a runway at a Nigerian airport, hid in the wheel well of a jet and survived a 35-minute domestic flight.Passengers and (...)

Production of zircon, a raw material used in the ceramics industry, fell 16 per cent from 10,400 tonnes in the first quarter to 8,700 tonnes during the second three months.

Mining company Kenmare Resources increased its overall production during the second quarter of this year. Between April and June the company’s product(...)

World stocks rose to near five-year highs yesterday, boosted by news that China was moving to support its cooling economy, while the dollar fell to on(...)

Mo Ibrahim: the Sudanese-born entrepreneur who created Celtel, the first pan-African mobile phone network

The mobile phone has revolutionised Africa. With the number of users in sub-Saharan Africa rising from 90 million to 475 million in the past seven yea(...)

Dr Yvonne Crotty,  Jerome Morrissey,  Bessie Nyirenda,  Prof  Brian McCraith,  Hensen Seidisa,   Solange Mukanurenzi and    Dr Margaret Farren were at the ceremony.

Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its “future African leaders” pro(...)

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by South African minister of international relations and co-operation Maite Mkoana-Mashabne after arriving at Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama yesterday dampened expectations that he might visit a critically ill Nelson Mandela during his tour of South Africa, saying (...)

Paul O'Donoghue: Mozambique "full of options" for graduates

Wherever Waterford man Paul O’Donoghue has moved to in southern Africa, seismic events have never been far behind. The Mozambique-based entrepreneur’s(...)

People gather to leave messages of support for former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital  in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s condition improved overnight and is now “stable” while still critical, the government said today.The s(...)

Laurent Xavier Balla, an openly gay rights activist with the Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians  in Douala, Cameroon, after he was attacked for the fourth time over his sexual orientation. Photograph:  Reinnier Kaze/AFP/Getty Images

Homophobia is reaching dangerously high levels across Africa, with attacks on homosexuals increasingly more visible and discrimination against them on(...)

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