Though Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, described his mentor, who has died aged 95 in Singapore, as “an icon of liberation” Mugabe was an African freedom fighter turned kleptocratic despot straight from central casting — maybe central casting at London’s Ealing Studios where tales of empire were gilded and offered as history rather than entertainment.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
Ryanair is battling lower fares in the first months of its financial year, weighed down by French air-traffic controller strikes and by travellers’ concerns about a future terrorist incident following last month’s bombings in Brussels.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
Jacques Burger is afraid of nothing. Completely fearless, he says. Then he remembers. “No, but I am afraid of things off the pitch, I promise you that. Oooh, snakes for instance. I don’t like snakes very much,” he says with a theatrical shudder.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Friends, family and work colleagues of two Cork-based Malaysian chefs feared the men had died in Thursday’s doomed MH17 flight — only to get confirmation almost 24 hours later that the two men had actually travelled home to Kuala Lumpur on a different carrier.
Sat, 19 Jul, 2014