Lisa Camara outside the Memory House in Kanifing, The Gambia. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Down a quiet sandy road in Kanifing, an area close to The Gambia’s capital, Banjul, a colourful building holds the first memorial centre for victims o(...)

The four members of Bright Stars Entertainment. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

A new Irish Times series, Young Africans Rising, begins today with this report by Sally Hayden. When he was still in control of the Gambia, Africa’s (...)

Supporters of the opposition UDP party at a rally on Thursday night, the last day of campaigning. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The Gambia is facing a historic election this weekend as voters decide whether to elect their fourth president ever or stick with the third. Africa’s(...)

Tullow has historically focused on exploring discoveries, but the oil price collapse last year forced the company and its rivals to slash exploration budgets.

Irish-founded Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it was increasing the volume of oil it protects with hedging to 75 per cent of the company’s output for the(...)

The aftermath of an explosion in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Photograph: Jose Luis Abecara Aguesomo/EPA

The death toll from a series of explosions in a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea has risen to 98, the health ministry said on Monday after volun(...)

Tullow Oil shareholders will vote on the sale of the company’s stakes in offshore fields in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to Norwegian group Panoro Energy in a deal worth up to €150 million. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Irish-founded Tullow Oil’s €150 million sale of stakes in two African reservoirs will cut spending by around €10 million, according to a company circu(...)

Sir Richard Francis Burton: soldier, explorer, geographer, cartographer, anthropologist, diplomat, polyglot and author

Nowadays the name Richard Burton evokes the memory of the Welsh actor and husband of Elizabeth Taylor but in earlier times it belonged to one of the m(...)

A Tullow Oil facility at Lake Albert in Uganda

Tullow Oil has sold its remaining stake in the Lake Albert oilfield in Uganda to French giant Total for $575 million (€484m), cutting most ties with o(...)

 People who recently returned from Danang wear face masks while queuing for a rapid test  in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Linh Pham/ Getty Images

In a world plagued by pandemic, Vietnam seemed like a miracle. As months went by without a single recorded coronavirus death, or even a confirmed case(...)

The acquisition will increase Chevron’s total reserves base by almost a fifth at a cost of less than $5 a barrel of oil equivalent. Photograph:  Getty Images

Chevron has agreed to buy Noble Energy for $13 billion including debt in the oil and gas industry’s first big deal since geopolitical tensions and the(...)

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