ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA

New clues to HIV origin

2014-10-17 11:06

Railways and prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus, with a study suggesting its initial appearance in Congo.

MERS risk for Ebola-torn west Africa in early 2015

2014-10-10 11:13

The World Health Organisation warns that Ebola-crippled west African countries need to protect themselves against the risk of a Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in early 2015.

New clues to HIV origin

2014-10-03 09:52

Railways and prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus, with a study suggesting its initial appearance in Congo.

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.

Third US Ebola survivor wants to return to Africa

2014-09-29 14:37

After recovering from Ebola in the US, Dr Rick Sacra wants to return to Africa to carry on the fight against the outbreak.

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.

Ebola can jump from animals to people in Africa

2014-09-09 14:35

Although the risk of animal-to-human transmission is low, the wide geographic spread of favourable conditions boosts the potential for future human outbreaks of Ebola.

SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources - Mugabe

2014-08-27 11:11
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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.

Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

2014-08-13 15:55

After an Ebola treatment, given to two U.S. aid workers, has shown promising results, researchers are being pressed to speed up their work.

Clinical trial of GSK Ebola vaccine to start soon

2014-08-11 07:26

GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results in animal studies involving primates and is now due to enter testing in humans.

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.

 

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.

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.

Third US Ebola survivor wants to return to Africa

2014-10-03 05:00

After recovering from Ebola in the US, Dr Rick Sacra wants to return to Africa to carry on the fight against the outbreak.

MERS risk for Ebola-torn west Africa in early 2015

2014-10-02 08:54

The World Health Organisation warns that Ebola-crippled west African countries need to protect themselves against the risk of a Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in early 2015.

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.

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South Africa's richest women

2014-09-18 13:02

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

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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.

Ebola cure in the works

2014-08-11 07:39

A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is set to start shortly.

African hair care a multi-billion dollar industry

2014-08-06 10:36

In Africa, hair care has become a multi-billion dollar industry, stretching as far as China and India, and drawing in global giants such as L'Oreal and Unilever.

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.

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