New book details decades of African investigative journalism

2017-11-16 09:08

Her first stories on the 1994 Rwandan genocide weren't published. Her editor couldn't believe them. No one could.

Focus on Africa: Elections, Grace Mugabe, conflict in CAR

Somaliland continues its transitional power, as Monday marks its third presidential elections since its liberation from Somalia, while First Lady Grace Mugabe remains encouraged to serve as the vice-president of Zimbabwe. Watch this week's Africa wrap.

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UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

2017-11-04 15:34

The UN says there are 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against UN peacekeepers and civilians doing work for the UN refugee agency, among others, during the three-month period from July through September

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

2017-11-01 12:38

The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, kenya, Nigeria

2017-10-31 10:12

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused NGOs of interfering in Kenya's elections, and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won an election that was boycotted by the main opposition group.

Clooney donates $1m to combat corruption in Africa

2017-10-25 20:32

George Clooney has donated $1m to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa.

Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role

2017-10-20 20:59

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity

2017-10-13 19:55

Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.

Growth to strengthen in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

2017-10-11 10:32

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate to 3.4% next year, the International Monetary Fund has said, citing Nigeria's recovering oil and agricultural sectors.


African leaders urge support for new security doctrine

2017-11-14 11:18

African leaders have used a regional forum to call for extra support as the continent moves to assure its own security after years of Western interventions.

The second scramble for Africa – our continent is a sitting duck

2017-11-09 11:36

If the world ever entered another era of anarchy, Africa would be defenceless against a potential second scramble … and this time around, it would be utterly ruthless, writes Robert J. Traydon.

African commission turns 30, but threats to its independence remain real

2017-11-02 13:03

A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights, writes The Conversation.

The ‘Africa rising story’ was based on faulty logic – here’s how to fix it

2017-10-31 13:47

The GDPs of many African states are indeed rising at impressive rates, but what does this actually mean for the well-being of the continent’s people?

Does government have a responsibility to fight fake news?

2017-10-30 14:11

For democracy to be stable, people must have fair access to information. It is essential for the exchange of ideas, a necessary step in pursuit of human development in society, writes Ralph Mathekga.

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

2017-10-20 20:59

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

DRC wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

2017-10-17 07:14

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

UN fears 2017 will be record year for attacks on schools

2017-10-13 20:57

With 500 attacks on schools documented in just six months, 2017 is shaping up as a record year for the number of schools bombed and destroyed in war zones like Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, a UN official has said.

Winslyn looks at the role of tech in the financial sector in Africa

2017-10-11 14:52

kykNET's Winslyn reports on how technology drives partnerships in the financial services sector in Africa. (Afrikaans content.)

Nigeria and Kenya still investor favourites in Africa

2017-10-06 21:45

African markets are becoming ever more sophisticated. Therefore, while business opportunities abound, companies seeking to invest in the continent should guard against ‘frontier mentality’.

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