South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa gives a press conference outlining measures to stimulate the economy. The package places an investment focus on agriculture and rural economies. Photograph: Phill Magakoe / AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced a wide-ranging economic stimulus package that includes a 400 billion rand (€24 billion) infra(...)

President Donald Trump speaks White House in Washington on  Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday night he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African “land and farm seizures” and “kil(...)

Supporters celebrate after Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in the country’s landmark election, in the Harare suburb of Mbare on Friday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s opposition alliance vowed on Friday to legally challenge the disputed election results that saw the ruling Zanu-PF party hold on to power(...)

Zulu king Goodwill  Zwelithini greets ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa in January  2018 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. File photograph: Jabulani Langa/Daily Sun/Gallo Images/Getty Images

A Zulu king’s threat to undermine the chances of the African National Congress (ANC) at next year’s election has led the ruling party to exempt tribal(...)

Former South African minister for finance Trevor Manuel opening a Nelson Mandela exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Lafayette Photography

“It’s about creating channels of communication,” Trevor Manuel explained of his visit to Ireland. The former South African anti-apartheid finance mini(...)

Ireland needs to prepare a fast-evolving labour market s over 60 per cent of current school-goers will end up in jobs that do not exist today, according to business lobbying group Ibec.

The news broke late last night that David Davis had resigned as Brexit secretary in a major blow to British prime minister Theresa May, who will appoi(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa wants to build a   global $100 billion “investment book” over the next five years. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Envoys tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to scour the globe for $100 billion in investments for the South African economy arrive in Dublin on Wednes(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: expected to appear in court on   Friday on corruption charges linked to a multibillion rand government arms deal. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has suffered a legal setback ahead of his expected appearance in court on Friday on corruption charges linke(...)

African National Congress (ANC) leader and South African president  Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a meeting of the  party on its land expropriation policy in Johannesburg in May. File photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Newly appointed president Cyril Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office have offered South Africans a glimpse of what the future could hold for a country(...)

African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a meeting of the ruling party  in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s two largest opposition parties have been finding out the hard way how integral the recently ousted Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden presiden(...)

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