Trump wants Spain to build a wall in Africa to stop migrants

2018-09-20 09:07

President Donald Trump recently suggested to the Spanish government it should build a wall in the Sahara desert to address the migration crisis, according to Spain's foreign minister Josep Borrell.

African countries aren’t doing enough to prepare for rising sea levels

2018-09-16 09:40

Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels, writes The Conversation.

EU wants 'new alliance' with Africa

2018-09-12 14:21

European Commission head Jean Claude Juncker has called for a "new alliance" with Africa that would create millions of jobs and include a free trade deal.

France, Benelux to propose EU aid for Africa in return for migrant help

2018-09-07 07:38

France and the three Benelux countries have launched a plan to offer EU funds to African countries in return for help stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.

African countries can help ban nuclear weapons - ICRC

2018-09-05 14:36

African countries have the power to force the rest of the world to ban nuclear weapons – if almost all of them adhered to the treaty on this, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Chinese are no new colonisers - Ramaphosa

2018-09-03 18:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa used his opening address at the FOCAC summit in Beijing on Monday to champion Africa's call for fair trade between the continent and the world's second-largest economy.

Brexit, trade and security are all on the agenda during May's Kenya visit

2018-08-30 13:17

British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting Kenya as part of a trip to Africa that also included stops in two of the continent’s largest economies – South Africa and Nigeria, writes The Conversation.

May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

2018-08-28 15:37

British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she starts a visit to the continent to seek new trade deals during preparations to leave the European Union.

African migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

2018-08-24 19:25

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.

Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

2018-08-21 08:10

Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing as first lady when she visits several countries in Africa in October


African Union denounces 'slaves' jibe from Italy's Salvini

2018-09-19 17:41

The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

People across Africa have to travel far to get to a hospital. We worked out how far

2018-09-14 12:35

Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold, writes The Conversation.

At least 3 African countries receive funding to advance community based media

2018-09-10 13:52

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa in partnership with the Ford Foundation have awarded grants to ten non-governmental organisations in at least three countries in the continent.

Crop-eating pest could hit Africa food supplies: experts

2018-09-06 19:06

Unpredictable weather patterns and the spread of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars could lead to "no food at all" for communities across Africa, experts have warned.

China-Africa cooperation to focus on youth - Xi Jinping

2018-09-03 20:57

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said future Sino-African cooperation should focus on young people.

WATCH: China's Xi pledges $60bn in financing for Africa

2018-09-03 17:11

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged $60bn in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent's economic prospects to its own.

Meet the 5 richest families in Africa

2018-08-30 09:37

Here are 5 of the richest families in Africa.

May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

2018-08-28 08:51

British Prime Minister Theresa May touched has down in Cape Town as she kicks off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals.

Man uses technology to link small businesses with clients

2018-08-21 12:34

A Rwandan national who has lived in South Africa for nearly two decades has started a smart technology company aimed at bridging the gap between big businesses and vendors in the country.

Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

2018-08-18 17:30

People across Africa are expressing shock and sorrow over the death of Ghanaian-born Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general

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