JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading
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.
The 27th ordinary session of Africa’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda with renewed fighting in South Sudan dominating the agenda.
Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.
LUSAKA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Water levels in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity.
Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
Rich in minerals but troubled by unrest for two decades, Congo’s east is an unlikely holiday destination, but agents in the region are promoting it’s unique rainforests and endangered species of wildlife as a must see for tourists.