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.

Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

2019-01-07 06:37

Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while other countries on the continent want tighter controls.

Jimmy Carter says US, China should partner in Africa

2019-01-01 17:32

Former US president Jimmy Carter has warned of the risks of sliding into a Cold War with China and called on the powers to find common cause on African development.

People in Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

2018-12-21 12:11

Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa, writes The Conversation.

Trump's Africa strategy should have cast China as a regional partner, not a global adversary

2018-12-18 10:11

US President Donald Trump has finally approved a "New Africa Strategy". But the new strategy makes one thing clear: what really matters to Trump is not Africa but containing and countering China, writes The Conversation.

US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa

2018-12-13 19:05

The United States has lashed out at "predatory" Chinese and Russian policy in Africa and unveiled a new strategy for using economic muscle to counter its rivals' grips on the continent.

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

2018-12-10 05:51

New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news, writes The Conversation.

Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

2018-12-08 14:03

Africa's solid waste is growing as population booms, posing a climate threat, a report says.

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

2018-12-03 15:36

The Africa Games Week, in Cape Town, South Africa, looks at promoting the continent's video game industry, by bringing together developers and partners from both Africa and abroad.

Taking Africa's democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls

2018-12-03 08:04

Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives, writes The Conversation.


Video of Nairobi terror attack may have revealed a US Navy SEAL on secretive mission

2019-01-16 05:48

Business Insider contacted three spokespeople for US Africa Command, and none of them denied the possibility that the man in question was a Navy SEAL.

How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

2019-01-06 14:04

Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it, writes The Conversation.

WATCH: Will there be an economic upturn for Africa in 2019?

2018-12-31 15:01

Sub-Saharan Africa's recovery will likely progress slowly into next year, despite a historic free-trade agreement being signed earlier in March. But there is a glimmer of hope for some of the continent's economies.

Austrian leader watches on as AU chair laments Europe's failure to sign migration pact

2018-12-18 16:01

AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed disappointment at the failure of some European countries to sign a recent global compact that will help manage migration around the world.

Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

2018-12-14 08:22

The Trump administration has announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it calls the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage".

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

2018-12-11 06:09

Many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources. In many instances it’s over exploited and heavily contaminated and in other situations it is merely considered an emergency resource.

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

2018-12-09 10:00

Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in southern Africa have caused major problems for business, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: US tourist dies in hippo attack in Zim, Buhari denies death rumour

2018-12-04 08:02

A US tourist has been injured by a hippo while canoeing above the Victoria Falls, and Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has denied rumours of his death, telling the country that he is alive and well.

Africans played key, often unheralded, role in World War I

2018-12-03 10:20

Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans.

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

2018-12-02 16:02

An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen.

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