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Liezl-Maret Livingstone: ‘I love that the idea of family is quite strong here and of course the nature in Ireland is amazing.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Liezl-Maret Livingstone knew from the very first moment her fingers touched the keys of a piano that she wanted to dedicate her life to music. Aged fo(...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) and vice-president Constantino Chiwenga in November 2018. Mr Chiwenga has suffered a serious disease of the oesophagus, which makes eating difficult and has required months of hospital treatment. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

The wife of Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s powerful vice-president, has been accused of attempting to kill her husband by disconnecting his life sup(...)

 Former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane: its first black leader, he  acrimoniously resigned in late October. Photograph: Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan/Gallo Images

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party has been plunged into its second major crisis in two months after losing control of Tshwane and Johannesburg (...)

People  take part in a protest against the abuse of women by men outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The spate of urban unrest sweeping through South African cities over the past week spread to Cape Town on Wednesday, where regional leaders and intern(...)

Plain-clothes members of the South African Police Service patrol the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to the xenophobic violence that has erupted in parts of South Africa in recent days, saying there is n(...)

Johannesburg: Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma gather at the end of the fourth day of his testimony during the commission of inquiry  into ‘state capture’. Photograph:  Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Up to 100 small farmers in South Africa were conned into participating in a rural economic empowerment scheme that ended up lining the pockets of corr(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa raises his right hand as he takes the oath of office at his inauguration as South African president,  in Pretoria. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president. He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 pe(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa is set to emphasise national unity when he is sworn in as South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid president at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party will be inaugurated as the country’s next president this weekend following its red(...)

Mmusi Maimane, leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, t the Independent Electoral Commission national results centre in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The official outcome of South Africa’s general election may be delayed after a number of smaller parties demanded an independent audit of the results,(...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

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