US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

2017-09-15 12:44

Until African political systems become less majoritarian and do a better job of protecting the rights of minorities, the true benefits of a democratic government are unlikely to be realised, writes The Conversation.

AFRICA WRAP: Armyworms attack Cameroon crops, Boko Haram mass killings, Togo protests

Watch this week’s top headlines in Africa, which focus on Boko Haram, armyworms and the Togo anti-government protests.

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Analysis: Does team Trump have an Africa plan?

2017-09-04 10:00

When Kenya's top court annulled last month's presidential election results, Donald Trump's mind was elsewhere. The US president was tweeting about stock market growth and his old political nemesis, Hillary Clinton.

Motsoaledi lashes out at 'Africa's health tourist' leaders, among them Buhari, Mugabe

2017-08-29 13:41

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has reportedly taken a swipe at African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad.

African women want greater land ownership rights

2017-08-22 15:00

Influential women from across Africa converged for a conference in Pretoria last week, as they called for greater land ownership rights.

AFRICA FOCUS: Mugabe immunity and Sierra Leone mudslides

Activists gathered in Pretoria on Saturday ahead of the Southern African Development Community summit calling for the South African government to apply the rule of law against Zimbabwe's First lady following the assault of a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg.

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Trade forum to showcase Trump's Africa policy

2017-08-09 09:34

President Donald Trump barely mentioned Africa or trade with the continent during his whirlwind campaign and has been mostly silent about the region since taking office. Does Trump have any interest in Africa commerce?

Only 3% of world's healthcare workers are in Africa

2017-08-07 08:54

Something needs to be done, as Africa has 24% of the world’s burden of diseases but only 3% of the global health workforce.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright,' says PAP

2017-07-22 09:30

Pan-African Parliament clerk, Vipya Harawa has said that Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright for the continent.


Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

2017-09-18 11:05

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes, writes The Conversation.

Israel-Africa summit 'postponed indefinitely' as Togo unrest continues

2017-09-13 16:04

The Israel-Africa summit scheduled for late October in Lome, Togo's capital, has been postponed indefinitely due to rising unrest in the country, according to a spokesperson for the Israel foreign ministry.

UN study: Young African extremists are deprived and jobless

2017-09-08 06:06

A UN study based on interviews with nearly 500 African recruits to extremist groups says the majority are poor, marginalised and finally tipped into joining because of perceived government violence or abuse of power.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Motsoaledi , Kenya

2017-08-30 08:15

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has reportedly taken a swipe at African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad, and Zimbabwean First Lady has spoken for the first time after SA assault saga.

African politicians seeking medical help abroad is shameful, and harms health care

2017-08-25 15:32

Health care systems in many African countries are very poor. Instead of fixing them, many African leaders seek medical attention abroad incurring huge costs and risks to their nations, writes The Conversation.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

UN: 20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

2017-08-10 16:21

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations has warned.

Top Africa Stories: Kenya, Mugabe, Mbeki

2017-08-09 09:30

Zimbabwen Deputy President Phelekezela Mphoko has called on President Robert Mugabe to sort out his mess before anointing a successor, and Kenyans have voted in a fiercely contested election.

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

2017-07-31 13:04

Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development, writes Sarah Colenbrander.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

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