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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 Jacob Zuma leaves Tuynhuys, the office of the presidency in Cape Town, SA, February 7, 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

A meeting of African National Congress leaders on Monday will finalise the ruling party’s exit talks with South African president Jacob Zuma, who stan(...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson and Graça Machel, widow of former president Nelson Mandela, join a walk to commemorate what would have been Mandela’s 99th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Fifty-two grassroots organisations from around the world are to be promoted by The Elders – a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela – as p(...)

French foreign affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, president-designate of COP21,  on a giant screen as he speaks at the final session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

As the Paris COP21 accord with its unprecedented collective global response to climate change was being ratified on Saturday evening, it was inevitabl(...)

Nelson Mandela left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local school.   File  photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff an(...)

A special committee of Dublin City Council is to consider renaming Dublin’s Millennium Spire after the late Nelson Mandela at a meeting today.

A special committee of Dublin City Council is to consider renaming Dublin’s Millennium Spire after the late Nelson Mandela at a meeting today. (...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (2nd l), the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela (l), and the widow of Mandela, Graca Machel (3rd l), sit by the coffin of Mr Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu. Photograph: Odd Andersen/Reuters/Pool

Nelson Mandela was remembered at his funeral today as an exceptional leader who brought his people to freedom and earned the admiration of the world.W(...)

Mandla Mandela (centre back), the eldest grandson of  Nelson Mandela, watches as his flag-draped coffin is carried down steps of the Union Buildings at the end of the third and final day of lying in state in Pretoria today. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool/Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a perso(...)

The man accused of making up fake sign language, Thamsanqa Jantjie (right), gestures during US president Barack Obama’s speech at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week attended by dozens of world leaders. Photograph: EPA

Reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial once faced a murder charge are being investigated by the South African g(...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela travels through a street in Pretoria, this morning, on its way to the Union Buildings, where his coffin will lie in state for three days. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s coffin has arrived at South Africa’s main seat of power for public viewing.The streets were lined with people who had gathered to wat(...)

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