Zambia’s economy has been growing at a sluggish rate averaging three percent per annum since copper prices dipped two years ago. The cost of living and doing business has been soaring in the process as the country faces economic challenges after the government cut fuel subsides last year causing a 39 percent price hike in petrol, analysts say.
Zambia’s military and other government agencies are working to contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields in parts of the country. The army worms, which feast on young maize plants and are capable of wiping out entire fields, have been spotted in about six of Zambia’s 10 provinces, threatening the country’s staple crop.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara confirms his government has reached an agreement with soldiers to end a two-day mutiny.
Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo takes oath of office during lavish ceremony in the capital Accra.
A chief that ends marriages, a 12-year-old boy who is a ballet dance prodigy and an opposition leader’s death that was expected to change the landscape of politics in Sudan – just some of the people that made headlines in Africa in 2016.
There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading
Morocco launches the second round of a campaign to regularise undocumented migrants, aiming to provide thousands of foreigners resident permits that will allow them to wok, enrol their children in school and have access to medical care.
Simmering public anger and fears of violent protests as the term of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila nears the end without an election.
China Central Television (CCTV) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party announced on Saturday that President Robert Mugabe will be the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2018 elections at the age of 94.
Dozens are killed in a Nigerian church building collapse, according to a photojournalist in the town, with the casualty toll varying widely according to sources.