Africa’s overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with social-distancing measures, the virus could kill 300 […]
Africa is losing nearly $89billion a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development aid, a United Nations study showed on Monday.
U.N. rights experts asked Nigeria on Monday to release a 22-year-old singer who was condemned to death over an allegedly blasphemous song, and said the sentence broke international law.
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Media Institute of Southern Africa, Transparency International, and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa are hosting a webinar on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information. The event focuses on the role of […]
When 30-year-old Ugandan entrepreneur Laura Nagasha returned from a holiday in Dubai in March, Uganda was yet to register any confirmed cases of COVID-19, and Dubai was not on the list of high-risk countries for the virus.
Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane named as Mali’s interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup in August.
Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.
Central African Republic’s president Faustin-Archange Touadera said on Saturday he would stand for a second term in the December election, pressing on with preparations for a vote that the opposition wants delayed due to concerns over voter registrations.
A planned new West African currency to replace the France-backed CFA franc this year has been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic and its launch could now be up to five years away, Ivory Coast’s President, Alassane Ouattara, said on Saturday.
Sudan does not want to link its removal from a US terrorism list that is hindering access to foreign funding for the country's economy with a normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned Africa against being complacent as the COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging some countries.
An armed militia killed at least 15 people in a pre-dawn attack on Friday in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement late on Friday, the latest security challenge for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the United Nations on Friday that his country has "no intention" of harming Sudan and Egypt with a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile that has caused a bitter water dispute between the three countries.
Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government tendered their resignation on Friday, the presidency said in a statement, congratulating the Cabinet for its work in office.
Retired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali's interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule after a military coup.
In a run-down residential compound in Kampala, Vanessa Nakate thrusts her fist in the air as she rallies 30 young demonstrators to defend their planet against climate change.
Royal Dutch Shell has provisionally booked a tanker to load crude cargo at Libya's Zueitina terminal on October 3, potentially the first since January at the recently reopened port.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant that the African continent's GDP could contract by 3.4% according to the African Development Bank Group.
Despite over a year of negotiations, Sudan is facing a fresh obstacle to its removal from a U.S. terrorism list that has hindered its economy: a demand that it normalize relations with Israel, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Severe flooding in South Sudan has forced more than 600 000 people to flee their homes since July, the United Nations said, after months of torrential rains caused the Nile to burst its banks.
His assault on Libya’s capital has collapsed. Foreign powers have tried to sideline him. But military commander Khalifa Haftar still sits astride oil terminals, with enough fire power and political sway to thwart any plans for peace.
Zimbabwean Professor Ibbo Mandaza has emphasised the need for South Africa to safeguard democracy, the independence of institutions and to ensure that the military conforms to the constitution.
The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 hopes that the phase-3 clinical trials of herbal medicines will begin in October.
In just two months, Egypt’s burgeoning #MeToo movement has exposed sexual assaults, spurred legal reform and emboldened hundreds of abuse victims including celebrities to speak out, sparking a long-overdue debate about gender inequality.
Gambian lawmakers loyal to President Adama Barrow on Wednesday said they had voted against a new constitution that would have barred him from serving two more terms because the charter's retroactive provision was unlawful.
Thousands of Maasai men clad in red and purple shawls and with their heads coated in red ochre gathered this week for a ceremony that transforms them from Moran (warriors) to Mzee (elders).
The 2020 GoalKeepers Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has come to Africa.
Worsening violence by militants with links to Islamic State in northern Mozambique are causing thousands to go hungry as they flee their homes and abandon farms, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday.
A Kenyan insect-rearing farm started two years ago is using larvae to consume 20 to 30 tonnes a day of fruit waste collected from factories and markets in the capital Nairobi, and expects this to triple by the year's end, its chief executive said.
African Union (AU) Chair and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly that COVID-19 will inevitably set back the continent's development aspirations.