ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA

Dlamini-Zuma, Mugabe meet ahead of AU summit

2015-05-19 12:12

The African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has met with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare ahead of the continental bloc’s summit next month.

What must come after the overcorrection

2015-05-11 11:53

If we teach our children about Africa's pre-colonial history and achievements, we might feel closer to the continent

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

Northern African cities lead way as continent changes

2015-03-17 14:19

North African cities are leading the way as the continent and its growing middle class lay down "solid economic roots" which are very appealing to investors, according to a report.

African states want UN trust fund for Boko Haram force

2015-03-13 08:49

African states want the UN to set up a trust to finance a force to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria, according to a draft United Nations resolution.

AU 'mixed signals' as Mugabe tipped for top job

2015-01-29 14:19

African leaders are expected to elect Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe to the 54-member AU’s rotating chair, a choice critics say risks tarnishing the organisation’s reputation.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to address AU summit

2015-01-27 08:42

UN chief to address African Union summit in Addis Ababa later this week and host Ebola meeting

France's Hollande sparks row on African democracy

2014-12-01 08:15

France does not want to preach democracy to its former colonies, President Francois Hollande says after taking flak for accusing African leaders of seeking to cling to power.

Dlamini-Zuma: Africa must pull together against Ebola

2014-10-17 09:11

Africa needs to provide more manpower to fight the Ebola epidemic striking the west of the continent, a top AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

2014-10-02 11:16

Threatened by the possible spread of an Ebola epidemic, Africa is divided between a handful of countries equipped to withstand an outbreak and many more which would be devastated, experts say.

 

Africa peacekeeping force may be on the way

2015-05-12 17:05

A continental peacekeeping force could come closer to reality, as AU ministers of defence are meeting in Zimbabwe to review progress made in the establishment of the African Standby Force, reports say.

Many killed on Macedonia tracks 'had stopped to rest'

2015-04-25 08:16

Many of the 14 migrants who were hit and killed by a train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia had stopped to take a rest after an exhausting hours long hike, railway officials say.

Mobilise own funds to ensure a free Africa, Mugabe tells AU

2015-03-24 15:02

The AU chairperson, President Robert Mugabe has urged the bloc to ensure a "free" and "independent" Africa through the mobilisation of "local" resources to fund its own operations, a report says.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 richest in Africa have R768bn

2015-03-16 08:59

Africa’s top 10 richest people have R768.61bn, which is more than the total owned by the poorest half of people in Africa.

AU seeks multinational force against Boko Haram

2015-01-30 11:19

The AU is planning to deploy a 7 500-strong multinational military force to fight the Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a report says.

War, Ebola, elections top AU summit

2015-01-29 08:41

Conflict in Africa and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda of the AU annual summit this week, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe expected to be enthroned the next chair of the bloc.

24 African migrants drown off coast of Yemen

2014-12-30 11:37

Yemen’s interior ministry says coast guards have found the bodies of 24 African migrants whose boat has capsized off the country’s western coast.

New $2.9bn Coca-Cola Africa giant formed

2014-11-27 12:24

SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments are combining their soft drinks bottling operations in Africa to create a $2.9bn revenue giant.

Israel mulls new law for dealing with Africa migrants

2014-10-07 18:03

Israeli ministers are meeting to discuss a new law to deal with illegal immigrants from Africa, after the High Court barred the government from detaining them without trial.

Study questions long-held views on Stone Age tools

2014-09-26 09:10

Innovative Stone Age tools may have been developed by people in Eurasia and – contrary to widely held views – not just invented in Africa, a study has found.

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