ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA

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 peacekeeping force may be on the way

2015-05-12 17:05

A continental peacekeeping force could come closer to reality, as AU ministers of defence are meeting in Zimbabwe to review progress made in the establishment of the African Standby Force, reports say.

Many killed on Macedonia tracks 'had stopped to rest'

2015-04-25 08:16

Many of the 14 migrants who were hit and killed by a train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia had stopped to take a rest after an exhausting hours long hike, railway officials say.

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.

Africa overtaking US in the race against measles

2015-03-12 13:31

For the first time ever, Africa is ahead of the United States when it comes to measles vaccination rates.

 
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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.

What must come after the overcorrection

2015-05-11 11:53

If we teach our children about Africa's pre-colonial history and achievements, we might feel closer to the continent

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

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 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.

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