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(...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Irish missionaries were Ireland’s original pioneers in Africa, President Michael D Higgins has said in Malawi. Six Irish missionaries with long servi(...)