EXCLUSIVE: 'Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright,' says PAP

2017-07-22 09:30

Pan-African Parliament clerk, Vipya Harawa has said that Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright for the continent.

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

2017-07-20 14:59

Menstual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa. Some are demanding that governments supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropping out because of embarrassment.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians

2017-07-18 14:05

Most African leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their people. Despite political parties different ideologies nothing really changes when governments change, writes Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

Focus on Africa: Two countries mark independence and migrant refugees drown

Conflict and death have halted independence celebrations in South Sudan and Malawi. Watch to find out about these stories and more.

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US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

2017-07-09 13:25

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.

Disarray of the West is a golden opportunity for Africa

2017-07-04 09:55

The liberal international order is in disarray. To prevent the perpetuation of global instability, other regions of the world, including Africa, also has to offer their vision of how to remake the global order, writes Tim Murithi and Ashanti Kunene.

How to stop the scales of justice being loaded against women and girls in Africa

2017-07-03 17:57

Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse, writes Teddy Atim.

China tops US and UK as destination for anglophone African students

2017-06-28 18:49

Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape, Victoria Breeze and Nathan Moore write.


Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

EXCLUSIVE: Macron did not slur against Africans, France says

2017-07-20 11:55

France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa and African women at the G20 summit in Hamburg, German.

A new vaccine is promising to advance the frontier of eliminating malaria

2017-07-19 12:30

Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions, writes Simon Kariuki.

Outrage as Macron says 'Africa's main problem is 7-8 children per woman'

2017-07-13 11:26

France's newly elected President Emmanuel Macron has come under fire following his controversial remarks regarding Africa and African women at the just ended G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SA

2017-07-10 18:59

Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa

PICS: Exhibition in France promotes African photographers

2017-07-10 11:55

This year's La Gacilly photo festival in France has decided to celebrate the African culture through a variety of pictures taken by both renowned and amateur photographers.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

AU summit kicks off in Ethiopia

2017-07-03 19:23

The 29th ordinary session of the African Union summit has kicked off at the headquarters of the continental body in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

Focus on Africa: Anti-terror force, Ebola, and ceasefire in war-torn zones

West African leaders joined heads with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, to launch a new multinational military force to tackle Islamic terror militants in the Sahel region. Watch for more stories making news on the African content.

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Deal reached on cuts to UN peacekeeping: diplomat

2017-06-28 18:49

A tentative deal on nearly $600m in cuts to the UN peacekeeping budget has been reached following weeks of tough negotiations over US demands for a sharp cost reduction, a Security Council diplomat has said.

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