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An employee holds up a handful of zircon, a mineral used in ceramic tiles, at Iluka Resources’s mineral separation plant in Hamilton, Australia. Iluka Resources Ltd. is the world’s biggest zircon producer. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Kenmare Resources has confirmed it was received a possible offer from Australia’s Iluka Resources, but rejected it because the deal didn’t recognis(...)

In the 15 years since a global treaty prohibiting land mines took effect, the use and production of these weapons has nearly stopped, new casualties have plummeted, and more than two dozen countries once contaminated by land mines buried since old wars have removed them, said the report by the group, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Photograph: Luc Forsyth/Getty Images

Despite the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the armed uprising in Ukraine and turmoil in other hot spots in the Middle East and Africa, one (...)

A warthog stands among trees  in the Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Bernardo Beca Jofrisse is a trim 65-year-old with a military bearing and a reserved but gently courteous manner. Surprisingly gentle, perhaps, conside(...)

Prof Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of NUI Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Portugal today marks the 40th anniversary of the revolution that freed it from dictatorship. As it does so, new information is emerging about w(...)

Gorongosa National Park: an example of the region’s rich biodiversity
Reclaiming a reserve
  • Africa
  • April 19, 2014, 01:00

Ask Daniel Mavaneco why he became a poacher, and he gives a simple answer: “to get enough money to send my children to school”. Ask him why he (...)

Freedom fighter: Albie Sachs was appointed by Nelson Mandela to South Africa’s fledgling constitutional court and became the primary architect of the 1996 post-apartheid constitution

Seven-year-old Oliver Sachs can be heard playing in the background as his father, Albie, speaks over Skype from his home in Cape Town. “People (...)

A sedated white rhino is blindfolded and strapped with a rope by veterinarians and rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart from a helicopter to be sedated in a private conservancy near Naivasha, Kenya, 30 October 2013. The horn of the rhino was cut and a GPS-tracking device was fitted to enable rangers and scientists to track the rhinos’ movements and help combat poaching. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

American philanthropist Howard Buffett donated $24 million to South Africa’s national parks service today to fund a high-tech campaign against (...)

Plot for Peace 2:24

This fascinating, if not hugely cinematic, documentary takes care not to oversell its thesis. In the years leading up to the fall of apartheid (...)

US stocks changed little today, as equities recouped much of their earlier declines amid signs of progress in diplomatic attempts to ease tensions surrounding Ukraine. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Mounting concerns over China’s economic growth rate and continuing uncertainty in Ukraine impacted on European shares today, sending benchmark inde(...)

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill said the deal offered a ‘sustainambe solution’ for the company and its lenders. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish mining group Kenmare Resources has agreed new repayment terms with its lenders for the financing of the Moma mine in Mozambique. T(...)

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