Africa's freedom fighters: Liberators or oppressors?

2019-09-09 20:20

How the recently deceased Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, should be remembered is a question that has split opinion across Africa. Read more

Elon Musk just discovered that Chad and Romania have almost identical flags — but they're not the only lookalikes

2019-09-09 11:37

Tesla CEO Elon Musk turned to Twitter to question why countries like Chad and Romania have almost identical flags.

A 3.8 milion-year-old skull has been found in Africa. It changes our understanding of human history.

2019-08-28 20:37

Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.

Africa's workforce set to overtake Asia by end of the 21st century

2019-07-20 15:54

Africa’s potential workforce will likely be larger than that of Asia by the end of the 21st century as both continents wrestle with different demographic and economic challenges.

WATCH: Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in Africa

Hurricanes that hit the Americas tend to follow a similar course. That’s because most come from the same place in the world.

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Famine on rise in Near East and North Africa: FAO

2019-05-09 20:49

Famine is on the rise in the Near East and North Africa with more than 52 million people undernourished, most of them in conflict zones, the UN food agency says.

We're celebrating Palesa Mokubung's Mantsho as they make fashion history as the first African label to collaborate with the H&M brand

2019-04-16 14:24

And the collection is all about the strong, confident woman who breaks boundaries.

An American tourist and her driver who were kidnapped in Uganda were rescued unharmed

2019-04-08 10:53

An American tourist and her driver have been rescued after they were kidnapped by four armed men last week in a national park in southwestern Uganda.


An American spent R6 million to shoot a rare rhino in Namibia, and now he wants to take it home to the US

2019-09-09 19:45

Chris Peyerk killed a rare black rhinoceros at Mangetti National Park, in the Okavango District of Namibia in 2018.

These are the countries with the youngest populations in the world – and South Africa is way down the list

2019-09-09 09:10

South Africa has a reputation as a young country, but compared to many other African countries it is pretty old.

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

2019-08-14 21:34

The Ugandan and Zambian governments reportedly enlisted help from Huawei employees to spy on their political opponents.

Newly released tape reveals Ronald Reagan using racist language: 'Those monkeys from those African countries'

2019-07-31 05:59

The release of this conversation between Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon came as President Donald Trump faces backlash over racist tweets.

Africa is aiming to become a giant, interconnected trading region. It just might work.

2019-07-14 16:15

All but one African nation has signed a continent-wide free trade agreement which economists are saying could open up the region.

Watch: Why cockroaches are so hard to kill

There are over 3,500 species of them.

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19 killed in attack in Burkina Faso's volatile north

2019-06-10 22:55

Nineteen people were killed late Sunday in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, a security source said.

Why Africa has to industrialise

2019-04-27 09:00

The World Bank believes by 2030, nearly everyone living in extreme poverty will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how to change that, says Noah Smith.

Google's African scientists are teaching machines to solve problems on the continent

2019-04-15 15:01

Africans access the internet differently from the rest of the world, on mobile devices, which brings up its own challenges when integrating Western-based AI.

WATCH: Belgium regrets colonial-era kidnapping of Congolese children

2019-04-05 20:27

Belgium has apologised for some of the abuses committed during its colonial rule in Africa. Children born to Belgian settler and Congolese mother in the 1940s and 50s were forcefully taken from their African homes.

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