ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA

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.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

2014-09-08 12:30

AU chiefs are holding an emergency meeting to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has taken over 2 000 people in West Africa.

Chissano: 2-term limits not enough for African leaders

2014-08-25 11:52

Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano says two-term limits are too short for African leaders to implement their policies and ideas.

 

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.

Zuma: Africa continues to lag behind

2014-09-25 10:42

Africa continues to lag behind in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, President Jacob Zuma has said at the UN general assembly in New York.

SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources - Mugabe

2014-08-27 11:11

SA has failed to take the lead in the industrialisation process of other African countries because the economy in that country is still under white control, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

Franchise mania hits SA

2014-07-11 05:00

Franchising, which is presently contributing nearly 10% to SA’s GDP, is set to increase contribution into 2014. And there's good news for Africa (see graphic)

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