Struggling Malawi school gets 1.4 million books from Melania Trump

2018-10-04 20:22

Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school that has benefited from US assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8 500 students.

Locals lose out in Rwanda's second-hand clothes war

2018-07-01 16:23

Across Rwanda, markets selling piles of cast-off clothes once worn by Americans have become the unlikely centre of a trade war that vendors say is ruining their livelihoods.

Trump wants to cut foreign aid to countries not voting with US at UN, including South Africa

2018-04-30 19:55

According to the latest report on voting practices at the UN, South Africa voted with the US on nine occasions and against it 68 times in 2017.

African leaders lament Trump govt's plan to reduce foreign aid

2017-03-09 14:02

Members of the Pan African parliament have reportedly decried the United States' plan to implement major reductions in foreign aid.

Foreign funding claims a 'blatant lie' - Madonsela

2016-10-20 21:16

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has denied that her office received direct funding from foreign donors or that it had used consultants.

Malawi First Lady apologises to US Second Lady over Zomba protests

2016-07-21 11:58

Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Matharika, has apologised to US “second lady” Jill Biden for the protests that prevented her from visiting humanitarian projects, the Nyasa Times reports.

Mozambique elephants decimated

2015-05-26 19:49

Mozambique has lost half its elephants over the past five years, part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies.

US diplomat, reporters freed after DRC arrest

2015-03-16 22:34

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released.

Ebola easier to avoid than malaria - Usaid

2014-08-26 15:02

The head of the Usaid says poor understanding of Ebola is undermining the fights against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.


US cuts aid to Zimbabwe action groups ahead of election

2018-07-02 15:32

The United States says it had cut funding to three Zimbabwean civil action groups citing "possible misuse" of money ahead of July 30 elections, the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted.

SA won't be intimidated by US threats to withdraw aid - deputy minister

2018-05-16 18:18

South Africa will not be intimidated by recent threats from the US to cut aid to countries that vote against them at the United Nations, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers.

US boosts aid for war famines by $575m

2017-09-21 21:01

The United States has said it will spend another $575m to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

Former Wits official arrested in US for allegedly laundering of USAID funds

2017-02-09 19:10

A former senior manager at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute has been arrested in the US for allegedly misappropriating approximately $230 000 of United States Agency for International Development funding in South Africa.

Severe drought threatens southern Africa

2016-07-26 10:57

Southern Africa's worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people needing millions in aid.

Minister rejects bid to commercialise GM potatoes

2015-09-18 20:00

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana has rejected a bid for the commercialisation of genetically modified potatoes in South Africa.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.

US reviewing democracy work in hostile countries

2014-11-11 10:11

The US State Department says it is reviewing some of its secretive democracy-promotion programmes in hostile countries.

Fifteen shot in West Bank

2014-01-31 22:36

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 10 Palestinians near the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest.

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