ARTICLES RELATING TO 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.

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.

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.

 

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)

More Africans in extreme poverty - UN

2014-07-08 06:23

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.

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.

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