The WEF will among other issues grapple with the impact of conflict and famine.
Arts and Culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa has officially launched the celebrations for Africa Month.
The 27th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa can produce outcomes which turn around the lives of ordinary South Africans and the continent at large.
Around 20 of Africa's endangered Eastern black rhinos are returning in an "extraordinary homecoming" to Rwanda after the species disappeared there 10 years ago.
Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.
Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems.
The Lesotho capital Maseru has seen the first joint major rally ahead of the June elections.
A Soweto student has died after drowning while on a school trip in Mozambique.
Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist.
In the Congolese town once home to the palm oil plantations of Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever, memories of forced labour mingle with nostalgia.
Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.
Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.
Thabo Mbeki has received an honorary degree from Kenya's Dedan Kimathi University for his role in the liberation of SA as well the African Renaissance.
Kenya’s opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance has named former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga as its presidential flag bearer.
Namibian President Hage Geingob has called on SADC member states to urgently address the land question.
A diplomatic row has escalated between South Africa and Zimbabwe over Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's remarks that Zimbabweans are criminals.
Lesotho's Ministry of Mining believes the country has enough Shale Gas and Coal to catapult its economy
UN’s migration agency released emergency funding of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the DRC.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has visited Lesotho's King Letsie III in order to prepare for Commonwealth involvement ahead of the mountain kingdom's June the third election.
Zambian opposition leader Haikande Hichilema will know tomorrow, Wednesday whether he will be charged with treason or his case will be thrown out by the Zambian Court.
Press organisations say they are concerned over the use of anti-terrorism legislation to clampdown on media freedom in Africa as Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba faces a possible death penalty.
A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were al Shabaab militants who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday.
Weak health systems, inaccessibility to malaria control services and poor surveillance systems are to blame for Africa's inability to curb Malaria.
A Congolese wildlife ranger named winner of a prestigious award says he still fears for his life because of his campaign to stop oil exploration in the Virunga National Park.
Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba could face the death penalty after being charged in a military court with terrorism in relation to his work as a journalist.
A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters.
Kenya's ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organisation’s secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears.
The Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) led a march through the capital Maseru on a campaign to increase voter turnout from 46% in 2015 to 85% in the upcoming 3 June elections.
A group of Kenyan civil society organisations has launched a campaign seeking to prevent corrupt candidates from being elected into public office during the upcoming general elections.
Lesotho opposition Alliance of Democrats Youth Leader, Thuso Litjobo has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a fellow party member.