Why we may be facing the hottest year ever

2015-10-09 09:44

With temperatures in the North East already reaching a scorching 40°C, South Africans are making the best out of a sweaty situation.

Ex-Botswana president slams corrupt African leaders

2015-10-02 18:03

Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire has reportedly criticised corrupt African leader, saying this was a problem undermining service delivery and imposing heavy costs on economies.

Meet Africa’s wealthiest and most influential business women.

Meet Africa’s wealthiest and most influential business women.

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US, India agree to jointly train peacekeepers in Africa

2015-09-23 09:17

The United States and India have agreed to train troops in six African countries before they are deployed to UN peacekeeping missions, US Secretary of State, John Kerry says.

Sexual abuse claims: UN turns up pressure on peacekeeping nations

2015-08-14 07:33

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has moved to ratchet up pressure on countries whose nationals are accused of sexual abuse while serving in peacekeeping missions.

Despite $7bn to 'Power Africa,' why the continent is still in the dark

2015-07-31 11:15

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7bn signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.

George Clooney launches project to 'end war in Africa'

2015-07-22 13:25

Hollywood actor, George Clooney, has launched a new initiative called The Sentry aimed at ending conflicts on the African continent by tracking the money that fuels them.

Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans, says Mugabe

2015-06-19 14:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also the AU chair, says Africa must establish its own criminal court which would be mandated to prosecute Western leaders who have committed crimes on the continent.

Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report

2015-05-26 13:11

The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, an NGO says.

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.


Africa can quadruple green energy

2015-10-05 20:01

Renewable energy sources could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's power needs by 2030, more than four times the current levels.

Mining, oil threaten most of Africa's natural heritage sites - group

2015-10-01 17:42

Mining, oil and gas exploration poses a threat to 61% of Africa’s Unesco-approved Natural World Heritage Sites and nearly one-third of sites worldwide, the WWF conservation group says.

African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

MEA PC market in dramatic slump

2015-08-31 10:20

Demand for computers is at record lows in the Middle East and Africa, according to research firm the International Data Corporation.

Africa celebrates one year without polio

2015-08-12 15:59

Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the UN celebrating a key step towards eradicating the disease.

From investments to family businesses, meet some of our country's wealthiest women.

From investments to family businesses, meet some of our country's wealthiest women.

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Africa's Ebola outbreak not yet run its course - UN envoy

2015-07-13 11:02

The Ebola outbreak in Africa has not yet run its course with around 30 people being infected a week, David Nabarro, the UN’s special envoy for Ebola says.

Gordon Brown outlines Africa dream at WEF

2015-06-05 14:52

The combination of investment in infrastructure and education will make Africa one of the world's leading economies in the future, says British ex-PM Gordon Brown.

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

How Nigeria beat the Ebola virus in three months

2015-05-13 08:15

Fast thinking on the part of the government, a tried and tested tracking system, pooled expertise and assistance from national and international agencies were the key factors why Nigeria managed to contain the Ebola virus in just three months.

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