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China keen to see greater engagement of the African continent in the...
JOHANNESBURG — In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria...
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Last year was tough for Africa's wealthy. Across the continent, the rich saw their ranks decline. Tiny Mauritius, however, bucked the trend in a big way. There were approximately 145,000 people with net assets worth...
South Africa considers strategic reserve as fresh El Nino looms * Minister says country must not sell off expected 2017 surplus * Neighboring countries have strategic grain reserves * Maize is staple regional crop for...
South Africa hasn't complied with the constitution in seeking bidders for a nuclear-energy program and must cancel any deals that have already been signed, the Western Cape High Court ruled. The government must hold...
That moment when the world moves from day to night and night to day is always bewitching. And when that moment is captured by a photographer with the skills of Will Burrard-Lucas, it's extra-magical. MailOnline...
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) — promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised workers in the country....
“ African Union officials were incensed,” said Reuben Brigety, former U.S. ambassador to the African Union who was privy to Faki's botched visit. Brigety said the notion of a secretary inviting a top foreign...
Now they have agreed to support a conservation area that allocates the core of their traditional land to the wildlife that makes East Africa the Africa we think of — dry equatorial grasslands that thrive on two rainy...
Dutch beer giant Heineken has made an ambitious play for the fast-growing Ivorian beer market....
The 1994 Rwandan genocide tore the country apart. But today, in the village of Mbyo, perpetrators and victims live side by side....
Cape Town – Even as the world emerges from the worst of the global commodity price meltdown, African countries were urged on Tuesday to make the most of the next upward cycle to diversify and industrialise away from...

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In South Africa the debate about who should become the next president of the country is heating up. Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa has now entered the race to become the next leader with a speech criticizing suspected...
A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled....
Today the causes of famine are largely man made even though below average rain fall has exacerbated local food production in the Horn of Africa over the past 18 to 24 months. However, in Sudan, Niger, the Central...
Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by recycling them into colorful pieces of art. Ocean pollution continues to...
Subdued prices for oil and other key commodities in recent years has started to filter through to Africa's military budgets. Defense spending fell to $37.9 billion in 2016 from $50.2 billion in 2014. This marks the...
Namibia ranks 24th globally out of 180 countries, according to the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The rankings by Reporters Without Borders also mean that the country tops Africa in press freedom, closely...
The attempt to buy additional nuclear plants to boost the country's electricity supply has been controversial as some have argued that South Africa cannot afford it. Ratings agency Fitch cited the affordability of...
In an event dubbed Best of Africa (BoA), Harambee Stars skipper and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama collected Philanthropic Endeavor: Youth Engagement Award, one of the ten honors that were awarded on...
Mami Wata, which means "Mother Water" in West African pidgin English, was dreamt up two years ago by an ad man and a journalist on a Cape Town beach, with a big ambition: to be " Africa's first great...
AFRICA SALON, a University-wide celebration of African arts and culture, was held on campus last weekend, bringing together artists, activists and scholars to discuss contemporary artistry from across the continent. The...
The last year has been a bumpy one for South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma has appeared to veer from one crisis to another. The latest being the negative effect to the economy after the controversial...
The battle has always been to change that mindset to enable Africa and the African to thrive. This is what Pan-Africanists the likes of (President) Robert Mugabe, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba and others have always...
AFRICAN governments should invest more in developing sound agricultural systems to ensure food security and poverty alleviation that is being worsened by lack of funding and climate change, a Cabinet Minister has said....
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. fast-food giant Yum Brands Inc. has signed a deal with Ethiopia's Belayab Foods and Franchise PLC to open 10 Pizza Hut restaurants in the Horn of Africa country as part of an expansion...
Last month, £55 million was raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to help millions of people facing starvation in East Africa . This figure includes £10m that has been pledged by the Department for...
The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed...
He also congratulated Ghanaians for the seriousness with which they undertook the civic responsibility of electing their leaders, and thanked “Ghana for the example they are showing to the people of Africa . Continue,...
With a population of more than a billion people, we're letting you know just how rich Africa is! As the second largest continent in the world, Africa has a booming economy with millions of visitors annually. In...
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights...
Kenya is in the midst of a 90-day independent audit of the country’s voter list ahead of August elections. Experts say the review could see tens of thousands of names removed. Mohammed Yusuf has the story from...