Drought ravages South Africa

By Staff Reporter The carcass of a dead cow lies in the Black Umfolozi River, dry from the effects ot the latest severe drought, in Nongoma [...]

Another abduction in #Zimbabwe

By Hazel Ndebele AS Zanu PF’s vicious factional fights escalate, on May 20 Zimbabwe Sugar Milling Industry Workers Union (Zismiu) presiden [...]

Zanele Moyo bled to death, photo shows

Zanele Moyo, the daughter of Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo bled to her death in her Cape Town apartment bat [...]

France’s migrant ‘cemetery’ in Africa

By Elise Wicker,BBC World Service Image copyright AFP The quest to conquer the other North Pole What’s it like to answer angry tweets [...]

Carter Centre covers sexual violence cases against staff in South Sudan

By Anna Leach and Sandra Laville Like other victims, Sarah Pierce – who was assaulted by a fellow aid worker in South Sudan – says [...]

Tanzania criticises film documenting attacks on albinos for witchcraft

BY ELLEN WULFHORST  The Tanzanian government has criticised a documentary about attacks on albinos that opens in the United States on Frida [...]

The Book of Memory by #PetinaGappah

By Sarah Gilmartin Corrupt Zimbabwe is laid bare in a sensual debut novel set in a prison Two years into a death row sentence in a Zimbabwe [...]

South Africa ranks bottom in Maths

Is SA bottom of the class in maths and science? WEF ranking is meaningless A report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked t [...]

Shoddy Chinese electrical works in #Zimbabwe

  Workers at Sino-Zimbabwe are sure that poor workmanship by the Chinese has led to the current electricity woes currently affecting th [...]

Rhino poaching is a brutal trade

  Juliáo Chiburre, chief secretary of Magude town council, wears a neat stripy shirt, a khaki jacket and a mournful air: the 36-year-o [...]

Chaos Returns to Bangui

By Africa researcher Lewis Mudge,HRW An injured man receives treatment at Bangui General Hospital after renewed violence rocked the capital [...]

Act before #Zimbabwe’s tyrant dies

 The world needs to prepare for a Zimbabwe without Robert Mugabe IN ZIMBABWE they are waiting for rain. The region’s worst drought in a d [...]

49 people are killed daily in South Africa-ISS

Factsheets & Guides FACTSHEET: South Africa’s 2014/15 murder and robbery crime statistics Researched by Institute for Security Studies [...]

Can a Zambian herbal preparation called SF2000 cure AIDS?

For years Zambian lawyer and politician Ludwig Sondashi has been saying that his Sondashi Formula 2000 preparation kills HIV, the virus that [...]

Glencore to shed 4000 employees in #Zambia

By Nye Longman Glencore to shed over 4,000 African workers to help settle £20 billion debt Zambia’s Copperbelt region is facing the pros [...]

70% of murders in South Africa go unsolved

By Mara Ispas Innocent lives being wasted According to the ISS, most murders occur between people who know each other and get into a dispute [...]

History: Birmingham church bombing kills 4 girls

By Jerry Mitchell, The Clarion-Ledger From left, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Denise McNair and Cynthia Wesley were killed in the S [...]

“Japanese taxpayers’ cash cannot be wasted on Zimbabwe”

By  Owen Gagare/Fidelity Mhlanga PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who will travel to Japan next month begging bowl in hand seeking a financial resc [...]

#Ukraine regime-“enemy of the Press?”

  By Staff Reporter Ukrainian president bans dozens of journalists, incl from BBC, El Pais, RT‘s Ruptly Ukrainian President Petro [...]

Five human rights abusers backed by the U.S. whom you never heard of

      By Sudarsan Raghavan  Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre gesturing as he leaves a Dakar courthouse after a hearing [...]

By Staff Reporter Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN Former investigator Caroline Hunt-Matthes, [...]
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Pest-resistant maize variety opens way for technological advancement

By CALESTOUS JUMA maize crop in a farm in Kosachei, Uasin Gishu County. Kenya is is about to introduce a new pest-resistant maize variety. F [...]

Germans welcome migrants like “War Heroes”

  By Melanie Hall Germans gathered by the hundred at train stations on Sunday to welcome refugees arriving in their cities as if they [...]

#ItaiDzamara was either brave or reckless?

  By Kevin Sieff A poster advertises a public prayer for Itai Dzamara in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Aug. 12. Dzamara, an activist, has been m [...]

Africa is too Chinese?

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO The author is editor of the Mail & Guardian Africa (mgafrica.com). Twitter@cobbo3   Zimbabwe‘s Presid [...]

Africa’s Richest Man Arrives In Zimbabwe

By Staff Reporter AFRICA’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, arrived in Harare on Monday where he is expected to seal several deals that would r [...]

What Africa can learn from China’s ongoing fast-paced transformation

An oil rig worker at Ngamia 3. Countries such as Kenya, which are set to become oil producers, should expect lower revenues from the resourc [...]

Zimbabwe Govt Abandons Indigenisation

  Zimbabwe has abandoned its populist indigenisation policy in a desperate attempt to lure offshore capital required to revive the cou [...]

As economic crisis bites,Mugabe begs West for assistance

By Staff Reporter For first time in over 15 years, Mugabe openly asks for western role in ailing Zimbabwe economy   China seconded expe [...]

Where are the women African leaders?

Gender Parity By Donald Armbrecht Progress towards closing the gender gap in politics has been slow, according to data accumulated by UN Wom [...]

Tsvangirai is the man

Opinion By Douglas Mwonzora, MDC-T Secretary General writing on his Facebook page, says: Some commentators and competitors have sought to pl [...]
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