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Kenyan police officers interrogate a man they found walking at night as they patrolled to enforce curfew in  one of the most densely populated parts of Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

After a 13-year-old boy bled to death from a police bullet in Kenya on Tuesday, calls are growing for the country’s police to be held accountable for (...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir  giving a press conference  with his former vice-president  Riek Machar (right)  in the capital Juba. They  confirmed  they had agreed to a joint government. Photograph: Getty Images

After two postponements and right on the cusp of a key deadline feuding South Sudanese leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are set to form a unity gove(...)

Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

Kenya’s former president Daniel arap Moi, the country’s longest-serving head of state, has died aged 95. Photograph: Sayyid Azim/AP Photo

Kenya’s longest-serving president, strongman Daniel arap Moi, died on Tuesday aged 95. “He passed away peacefully, I was by his side,” announced his (...)

The first ever conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the State is a signal of the  value of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation Act) 2012. Photograph: Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The first conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the State is an illustration of the value of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilati(...)

Foreign nationals say making a visa renewal or registration appointment at the Burgh Quay immigration office in Dublin through the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website has become near impossible. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The operators of unregulated websites are earning thousands of euro by block booking appointments on the State’s online visa system. Foreign national(...)

Johannesburg, South Africa. Enterprise Ireland has an office in Johannesburg and a presence in Nairobi in Kenya and Lagos in Nigeria

Plans are afoot to increase the value of two-way trade between the Republic of Ireland and Africa to at least €5 billion by 2025. Details of the plan(...)

  Customers can send up to €25,000 in a single transaction using PayPal’s new service. Photograph: Alan Betson

PayPal has launched its international money transfer service Xoom in Ireland, allowing users to send money to more than 130 countries. The service of(...)

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