Time for Africa to push for global south voices at the UN decision making table

2016-09-25 06:00

The world is steadily transitioning to a multipolar systemic balance of power. The UN Security Council needs to reflect and be a truer representative of the emerging voices of a contemporary "UN", writes Sekou Toure Otondi.

Somalia stages anti-Kenya protest in maritime border row

2016-09-21 21:00

Hundreds of Somalis have taken to the streets of Mogadishu in protest at Kenya's territorial claim to a disputed protion of potentially lucrative Indian Ocean waters.

Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity

2016-09-19 09:09

Governments in rapidly growing economies have more resources to dedicate to improving food security and nutrition. But this does not necessarily translate into food for all, writes Xikombiso Mbhenyane.

Call to save elephants, close ivory markets

2016-09-10 13:30

Members of an international environmental group are considering a proposal to urge leaders in every country to close domestic ivory markets that threaten elephants.

Ethiopia opposition demands to know fate of leaders

2016-09-06 15:45

Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded to know the status of their political leaders who are being held in the Quilinto prison after a fire broke out on Saturday, a report says.

At least 816 African migrants held in 2 months, says Sudan

2016-08-31 09:30

At least 800 African migrants and a group of smugglers were arrested near Sudan's border with Libya while trying to reach Europe between June and August, security officers say.

How India can stem the rising scourge of racism against Africans

2016-08-22 19:51

India has seen a rise in incidents of racism by its citizens against foreign nationals, especially Africans, in recent times. As a country with the largest diaspora communities, India needs to be particularly worried by this development.

How revenues from oil and gas in Africa can be made to work for ordinary people

2016-07-20 20:44

Critics point out that ordinary people have not benefited from oil and gas exploitation in many African states, writes Jeremy Lind.

Woodside taps into big oil find off Senegal

2016-07-14 21:15

Australia's Woodside Petroleum is expanding its push into West Africa, agreeing to buy ConocoPhillips' deepwater stakes off Senegal.

What's needed to take Africa from Third to First World in 25 years

2016-07-13 11:44

One of the most hotly debated topics in development economics is: what does it take to steer a poor country from Third World to First World status?


Top Africa stories: Malawi, Mugabe, Nigeria

2016-09-23 21:04

Malawi authorities torch several initiation camps, Nigeria hunts down at least 700 000 firms that have never paid taxes and Zanu-PF plans 'thank you rally' for Mugabe.

Find out how you can help to fill a hungry tummy with a hot meal

2016-09-19 17:15

A soup kitchen and shelter in Cape Town's CBD offers comfort to those on the street.

Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa - report

2016-09-16 17:01

A campaign group, Public Eye, has criticised Swiss firms for their links to African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe, a report says.

Ending hunger is well within our reach, says Kofi Annan

2016-09-06 16:45

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has said that ending world hunger is "well within our reach" giving four ways in which the scourge can be ended in Africa.

Electoral fraud in Africa getting trickier, experts say

2016-09-04 14:00

As Gabon is rocked by violence following the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo, experts say electoral fraud in Africa is becoming harder, thanks to civil society vigilance and spread of mobile technology.

IBM launches Africa's second lab in Joburg

2016-08-26 06:00

Computer engineering giant IBM has launched its second research location in Africa at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

StanChart cuts African private equity team

2016-08-22 19:01

The head of Standard Chartered's African fund, which has $800m invested, is set to leave the bank as it trims its private equity team.

Africa needs collaboration and support to tackle crime at sea

2016-07-14 21:19

Illegal fishing and its associated criminal activity at sea is an intractable and major international problem, writes Hennie van As.

Ghanaian companies in bind over borrowing

2016-07-14 19:55

Ghanaian companies needing cash are caught in a dilemma and are turning to the stock market to raise record amounts of capital as they try to reduce debt.

Why Britain’s decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

2016-06-29 12:46

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa?

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