Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has called off independence celebrations and further scaled back plans for Monday’s formal inauguration.
I spent a recent evening following a handful of South African policemen as they patrolled the dark, narrow streets of Alexandra township on the edge of Johannesburg.
Water supply is not equitably distributed across the globe. In sub-Saharan Africa, about 40% of the population lacks safe drinking water.
Experts warns of impact of Covid-19 on countries struggling with fragile health systems, malnutrition and high rates of disease
By Dan Banik, University of Oslo The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up […]
Catastrophic food shortages and mass starvation are threatening greater devastation than the virus itself
Concern is growing that a woefully inadequate health system will leave Malawi unable to cope when Covid-19 arrives.
By Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco When the turbulent and often tragic history of the past decade in North Africa is written, the 2019 pro-democracy revolution in Sudan will […]
A year after eastern Zimbabwe was devastated by one of the worst storms on record, many people remain amid the wreckage living in makeshift shelters.
DJs in affected areas are wondering how they can work from home, and a musician has lamented the cancellation of shows all through to May.
"We expect in the next couple of weeks that all 47 of our member states will have the facilities to diagnose this virus,"
When he became ill he thought of his time as a child in Cameroon when he contracted malaria. He feared the worse.
Government dysfunction, an economic meltdown, drought and a calamitous flood have plunged Zimbabwe into a hunger crisis.
Seven members of the security forces died, while 80 insurgents were reported killed.
African countries are listed among those with the lowest internet speed yet with the most expensive communication and internet cost in the world.
About 300,000 people were killed in the conflict and some 2.7 million were forced from their homes during the war, according to the United Nations.
World Health Organization rues spike in violence that impeded efforts of health workers when outbreak was almost under control.
Study identifies major transformation in quality of living conditions, but governments urged to improve urban sanitation.
There’s been a dramatic shift in the geography of poverty around the world.
The trade is poisoning politics and fuelling addiction on the continent
The only country without a representative at the China-Africa summit in Beijing is Swaziland, recently renamed eSawtini.
The prime minister stumbles from blunder to faux pas, wearing the same haunted look. No wonder: she is completely unsuited to the role of world leader.
UN figures reveal deepening opioid crisis in Africa, with cocaine and opium production at records levels worldwide.
Tiny Eritrea is one of the world's most reclusive nations, ruled since 1993 by President Isaias Afwerki.
There are suggestions that South Africa build walls instead of the problematic fencing at some of its troubled borders - to prevent illegal migrants and criminals from allegedly stealing cars in South.
The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.
Ethnic strife in nation's northeast claims dozens of lives in 48 hours after flight of tens of thousands since December.
"Everyone in the community donates as much money as they can. We buy the materials and we build these [pit] toilets ourselves," says community leader Nyoni Mazibuko.
At least five Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army, the Congolese military says.
More than 8,000 people are on the verge of starvation in Mozambique after one region's crops were largely destroyed, says a regional official.
Water is evaporating from the beautiful landscapes of Mozambique. There is too little to keep people alive, and the lack of it is forcing them from their homes, splitting up families and killing children.
While the percentage of women in engineering has risen since 1990, the progress has been modest—from 9% in 1990 to 12% in 2013.
The programme has been strongly criticised by the opposition political parties as a plan by the Zanu PF government to train youths as party storm troopers to cow opposition supporters especially in the rural areas.
Mwanamvekha government purchased enough maize from last year's bumper harvest and that more resourcs will be released to National Food Reserve Agency
The Gidabo Irrigation Dam, constructed with an estimated cost of 1.1 billion Br and reaching 97pc completion, will begin operations within two months.
Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.
Two people were caught red-handed in Muldersdrift allegedly trying to fill tankers of water to drive down to the Western Cape on Wednesday night.
Kenya and Uganda are aiding to prolong the four-year-old civil war in South Sudan by serving as conduits for arms to combatants, a United Nations official said on Monday.
In contrast to many other countries fighting the epidemic, Zambia’s outbreak is disproportionately concentrated in the capital city of Lusaka.
"I think the report is not only a sensationalist story, but also preposterous and absurd," - Chinese envoy Kuang Weilin
Despite a trickle of recent reports exposing alleged sexual misconduct in Nigeria, there hasn't yet been the shocking tidal wave of accusations in Nigeria as there has been abroad.
"The Nigerians held-up in Garian prisons are well over 4,000. The Libya authorities do not want to release them because they are making money from them."
In the Central African Republic, there were threats to the president of their constitutional court who was committed to keep the judiciary independent.
The man, who also goes by the name Tito Machibya, was arrested in Dodoma following public outcry after he posted pictures of himself kissing his wife and house girl.
"It is illegal in South Africa to discuss, fix and or manipulate the price of goods. So, even if the city were to approach us or any of our members, we are legally obliged to decline"
The family said at the time that they could not return to Zimbabwe because they faced persecution following the November unrest that resulted in the removal of long-term leader Robert Mugabe.
In other words, it appears African immigrants are comparatively held to a higher standard than other immigrants and respectively, U.S. citizens.
Zanu PF chairman for Manicaland province, Mike Madiro, made the order while
Nascam collected N$1.6 million from the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) alone for the use of music on radio and TV. Namibian music artists