Why Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich cultural resources

2017-02-21 15:04

One of the ways by which Africa can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources, Finex Ndhlovu.

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies: report

2017-02-15 17:02

A new World Bank report says, Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a half billion people live without electricity, trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy.

Forced evictions dragging down African investment: report

2017-02-10 11:45

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report has said.

Africa mining sector meets amid commodity price comeback

2017-02-05 20:30

Investors and mining firms are set to gather at Africa's biggest industry conference amid a newfound optimism that the uptick in commodity prices could shore up investment after years of downturn.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

AU's strategy on ICC 'went through with many reservations'

2017-02-01 10:31

African leaders' adoption of a strategy for mass withdrawal from the ICC "went through with many reservations", a South African delegate at the just ended AU summit in Addis Ababa says.

BREAKING: African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-01 06:03

African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The non-binding decision came behind closed doors near the end of an AU summit.

Moroccans welcome 'victorious return' to African Union

2017-01-31 20:17

Moroccans welcomed their country's "victorious return" to the African Union as their king on Tuesday took a seat at the bloc's Ethiopian headquarters for the first time in decades.

Curb your enthusiasm: There are limits to the 'Gambia-effect' for the rest of Africa

2017-01-31 19:10

Although Ecowas and the AU made sure that Yahya Jammeh stepped down after losing the elections in The Gambia, caution is warranted in assuming this heralds a trend against African dictatorships, Frank Mattheis writes.

Africa 'should deal with issues that force people to flee'

2017-01-31 14:01

Africa should set an example on how to host refugees following the closure of American borders, AU commissioner for peace and security says, adding however, that issues that force people to flee must be dealt with.


Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Guinea

2017-02-15 20:02

Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru has moved to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled ZimPF party, and an analyst says the AU lacks the new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it.

AU 'far from its vision, lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos to drive it'

2017-02-15 10:04

The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said.

Africa faces a new threat to democracy: the 'constitutional coup'

2017-02-09 13:00

Attempts to deepen democracy in Africa by limiting presidential terms to two have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule. Glimpses of it persist, much against citizens' wishes, writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.

Will AU be able to fund itself?

2017-02-02 17:12

Less than half of the African Union’s member states paid their dues last year, despite the continental body’s repeatedly stated ambitions to become entirely self-funding.

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

Guinea's Conde lays down law with tardy lax presidents

2017-01-31 20:17

African presidents who wander into meetings hours late, or don't bother showing up at all, received a slap on the wrists from new African Union leader, Guinea's Alpha Conde.

Top Africa stories: Africa, Gambia, Zim

2017-01-31 20:17

UK's foreign secretary suggests Donald Trump is no worse than ageing President Robert Mugabe, and the ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is "regrettable".

'I was grabbed, dragged to a nearby lodge and raped by a Ugandan soldier at age 12'

2017-01-31 15:34

Ugandan soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic to search for rebel leader Joseph Kony have been accused of raping women and children, a report says.

AU re-admits Morocco after 'tense debate'

2017-01-31 13:24

The African Union has decided to allow Morocco back in the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from some member states over the status of Western Sahara.

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