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Former president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after the end of the fourth day of his testimony at a public sector  corruption inquiry, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed on Friday to withdraw a decision he took earlier in the day to stop co-operating with an inquiry into(...)

Botswana Diamonds has licences in South Africa and Botswana. Photograph: iStock

Botswana Diamonds has raised £250,000 (€278,000) having placed 50 million shares with both new and existing investors. The Dublin-based company said (...)

Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma gather outside the Hill on Empire building in Johannesburg, where Zuma appears before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture over allegations that he oversaw systematic looting of state funds while in power. Photograph:  Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Jacob Zuma’s main tactic during his first appearance at an inquiry into public sector corruption he is accused of being at the centre of was to cast (...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday in Johannesburg. ‘I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people.’ Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has said allegations that he helped to enable private sector businesses to illegally acquire government tend(...)

Ireland had a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has the 11th lowest homicide rate in Europe and the 23rd lowest in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) study. The UN’s Global Study(...)

BMW unveiled its new electric Mini on Tuesday. The car is due to go into production later this year

BMW has moved some engine output from Britain due to Brexit, its production chief said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the decisions companies are ha(...)

Nicky Byrne, Markus Feehily, Shane Filan and Kian Egan. Photograph: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns

The year is 2019, the location is Croke Park and Westlife are celebrating 20 years of hits (even though they were inactive for six of those) on their (...)

Secondary schools have reported shortages of STEM, modern foreign languages, Irish and home economics teachers.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Thirty four primary and secondary school teachers from 17 countries will graduate on Thursday after completing a six-month bridging programme to teach(...)

Betting industry executives and experienced professional gamblers claim large amounts of dirty money and illegal gambling could be flowing through to the Betfair online betting site given weak regulatory enforcement elsewhere. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Horse trainer Michael Madgwick was celebrating last week when Miss Recycled became the surprise winner in the 4.15pm one-mile handicap at Brighton, re(...)

Confiscated tusks are held at a forensics laboratory of the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Ashland, Oregon. Photograph: Galen Rowell/Corbis via Getty Images

The barrier across the drive into the world’s sole wildlife forensics laboratory is made to fend off exploding lorries. Packages containing remains (...)

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