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.

"This is Africa's time": Kenyan teacher wins $1m at international teaching competition

2019-03-26 08:49

The Varkey Foundation's annually held Global Teacher Prize has awarded Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, a one million dollar prize, and it couldn't be more deserving.

African cities are running out of water, and the continent needs almost R1 trillion to avoid a crisis of disease and dehydration

2019-03-20 07:45

African cities are experiencing devastating water shortages as their populations continue to grow.

This London firm just crowdfunded the most ever for an African solar project

2019-03-01 07:16

"This deal really puts pressure on traditional investment methods for projects like this, and gives more power to retail investors."

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

These are the top 25 best hotels in Africa

2019-02-09 16:18

This year's best hotel in the entire continent can be found in Mauritius.

I rode Africa's first superfast bullet train, and I understand why it's controversial

2019-01-28 08:59

While the R30 billion train is impressive, it's hard not to think of public debate in Morocco, which leaves critics questioning its economic viability.

Explainer: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

2019-01-21 08:03

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.


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.

These machines pull clean drinking water out of thin air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis

2019-03-22 21:14

An Israeli company called Watergen has developed a machine that pulls clean water out of thin air.

"My life, your entertainment" - why tourists need to stop using African people as props for Instagram likes

2019-03-12 14:37

"Hey Africa. I see you got your African outfit on. Do that African thing that African people do." - Culture vulture proverb

Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairperson of African Union

2019-02-10 19:22

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

2019-02-10 12:00

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.

Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union

2019-02-09 12:39

Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm - and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.

The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

2019-01-25 15:56

The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality, writes Steven Friedman.

Top Africa news: Kenya attack ends, Zim pastor arrested

2019-01-17 07:58

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the deadly hotel attack in Nairobi over, and Zimbabwe police have arrested prominent government critic Pastor Evan Mawarire.

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