ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA

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)

More Africans in extreme poverty - UN

2014-07-08 06:23
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More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, says a UN report, warning the region will miss most of its development goals.

Africa threatened by cross-border terrorism - Sisi

2014-06-26 21:33

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Africa is facing a "plague" of cross-border terrorist groups at the opening of an African Union summit in Malabo.

30 million African kids missing primary school

2014-06-18 08:05

The UN says at least 30 million primary school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa are not in class, partially because of poverty and conflict.

African, western countries create intelligence unit

2014-06-12 09:07

An external intelligence response unit has been created by five African and three Western countries as a result of a summit on terrorism held in May, an official says.

Stop using contraceptives, Zimbabweans told

2014-05-27 12:18
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Zimbabwe's registrar general has reportedly urged Zimbabweans to stop using contraceptives which he says are a ploy by Western countries to retard population growth in Africa.

Joburg reinvents itself as Africa's hip hotspot

2014-05-05 10:36

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, Johannesburg is changing its image from an ugly and crime-ridden city into one of Africa's most dynamic, exciting and innovative places to be.

Sing AU anthem, Dlamini-Zuma tells Africa

2014-04-16 13:46

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana-Zuma has reportedly called on AU member states to sing the Union’s anthem alongside their national hymns at all official functions.

Africa economy: SA 'remains important'

2014-04-07 07:48

SA will remain one of the important economies of the continent, an economist says following Nigeria's new position as Africa’s largest economy.

Europe 'needs Africa’s help'

2014-04-03 12:37

The 4th EU-Africa Summit has opened in Brussels with the president of the European Council saying Europe needs Africa’s help in many areas, according to a report.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 12:50

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

'Greedy' West wants to re-colonise Africa – Museveni

2014-03-19 11:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged African governments to be strong enough to prevent Western countries from intervening in their national and continental affairs.

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

2014-03-07 08:59

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general says.

Laws on homosexuality in African nations

2014-02-24 15:30

Many African countries, with the notable exception of South Africa, have laws that ban or repress homosexuality.

Hello Lagos!?

2014-02-20 13:58

There is much more to this busy city, than meets the eye.

Hello Lagos, how are you?

2014-02-19 09:39

Lagos, Nigeria is a city that is hard to understand. But once Lagos takes off its rough mask, one can see that there is much more to this busy city, than meets the eye.

Archbishops 'clash over gay unions'

2014-02-05 14:43

A Kenyan Anglican head has reportedly opposed calls made by his Britain colleagues to recognise gay unions, saying this "would impact negatively on society".

Keep your 'dirty hands' off Africa - Mugabe

2014-02-03 15:10
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on Europe for trying to keep its "dirty hands" on Africa.

AU auditorium named after Mandela

2014-01-31 09:57

The main auditorium of the African Union headquarters has reportedly been renamed Nelson Mandela Plenary in honour of the late struggle icon.

US summit: Obama snubs Mugabe, invites Kenyatta

2014-01-23 11:10

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the 47 African leaders who will attend the high-profile US-Africa summit convened by President Barack Obama, as the US continues to snub Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

Japan PM begins Africa tour in Ivory Coast

2014-01-11 10:16

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has arrived in Japan on the first stop of his Africa tour to boost ties and business relations on a continent that has become a key trading partner with China.

Japan to offer help to Africa

2014-01-08 12:01

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will offer humanitarian aid to Africa when he visits this week, the government says, as his Ethiopian opposite number expresses a wish for more trade with Tokyo.

Dlamini-Zuma dedicates 'emotional goodbye' to Mandela

2013-12-09 07:41

AU leaders have gathered to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, honouring the former anti-apartheid leader’s fight for pan-Africanism and liberation on the continent.

 

More than half of foreign aid given to Africa - China

2014-07-10 12:19

More than half of China’s foreign aid of over $14bn between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government has said.

Commission declares circumcision deaths unacceptable

2014-07-02 16:13

More than 10 deaths related to traditional circumcision have been reported this year.

We need to do more to address conflicts - Zuma

2014-06-26 11:57

President Jacob Zuma has urged closer co-operation between the AU's Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council, in light of Africa's limited resources to tackle crises on its own.

Africa 'needs to rely on itself for infrastructure'

2014-06-16 14:02

Africa needs to first rely on internal investment if it is to achieve the infrastructure developments it urgently needs, the president of Senegal says.

Parenting around Africa

2014-05-30 15:00

Sometimes the best parenting advice is hidden in ancient African proverbs.

Joburg reinvents itself as Africa's hip hotspot

2014-05-05 19:00

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, Johannesburg is changing its image from an ugly and crime-ridden city into one of Africa's most dynamic, exciting and innovative places to be.

Sugar smuggling a headache for Africa

2014-05-01 13:10

Africa needs to deal with bottlenecks like smuggling and foster trade within the continent to make it less reliant on the volatile global market, says an expert.

Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

EU pledges major cash support to Africa

2014-04-04 09:54

The European Union has reportedly pledged a major cash support to Africa, as the two-day EU-Africa summit ended in Brussels.

CAR tops agenda at EU-Africa summit

2014-04-02 08:45

African and European leaders are set to hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic as 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 10:12

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Museveni defends Africa stance on gay love

2014-03-19 12:54

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni says attempts are being made to attack core African values. He said this while defending Africa’s stance on gay love, according to a report.

Parenting around Africa

2014-03-12 09:54

Sometimes the best parenting advice is hidden in ancient African proverbs.

US to bring electricity to 50 million Africans

2014-02-28 08:51

US lawmakers have agreed on a plan to bring electricity to 50 million Africans, in what Washington hopes will be its next major initiative for the continent.

Hello Lagos, how are you?

2014-02-20 16:00

Lagos, Nigeria is a city that is hard to understand. But once Lagos takes off its rough mask, one can see that there is much more to this busy city, than meets the eye.

Hello Lagos, how are you?

2014-02-19 19:00

Lagos, Nigeria is a city that is hard to understand. But once Lagos takes off its rough mask, one can see that there is much more to this busy city, than meets the eye.

US bans commercial ivory trade

2014-02-12 09:23

The US has clamped down on the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the threat to wildlife from poachers.

Africa's only polar bear mourns partner's death

2014-02-03 16:29

Wang, the only polar bear in Africa, has taken the death of his life-long partner very hard, tearing up toys and grass in the enclosure they shared.

Africa leaders tackle CAR, S Sudan conflict

2014-01-31 14:43

Africa’s leaders have met for the final day of a summit dominated by conflict in South Sudan and CAR, with the AU drumming up support for a peacekeeping mission on the ground.

At least 175m in Africa can’t read - Unesco

2014-01-29 08:44

Poor quality education is leaving a legacy of illiteracy more widespread than has been believed, the Unesco says.

fastjet reports strong performance in December

2014-01-15 15:16

fastjet is set to launch its second international route at the beginning of February and says it has serviced a record number of passengers in December, the highest since it began operations.

Japan to boost profile in Africa

2014-01-09 08:45

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is heading to Africa, keeping up a busy overseas schedule designed to boost Japan’s global profile in the face of China’s rise.

Africa seeks to end South Sudan clashes

2013-12-19 10:03

A group of east African foreign minister is set to travel to South Sudan to seek an end to days of fighting, the first foreign mission to enter the country since the eruption of the conflict that has killed up to 500 people.

Mandela bucked Africa's 'trend'

2013-12-07 22:24

Former president Nelson Mandela resisted the trend set by many post-independence African leaders when he stepped down from power after serving one term in office, a report says.

 
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