South Sudan: Drought and war devastating economy. It now has to import almost everything, but rising customs fees are making even the most basic products unaffordable.
Africa's only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has resigned and will leave office on Friday, her lawyer says.Ms Gurib-Fakim has been engulfed by an expenses scandal.
South Africa's Ramaphosa says will stop illegal land grabs
A mother holds a tape as she marks vacant land in Olievenhoutbosch near Centurion, South Africa March 12, 2018." - REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.
Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma as president in February, is under pressure to deliver on promises to speed up land reform after slow progress at redistributing land to the country’s black majority since the end of white minority rule in 1994.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will not allow illegal land grabs, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday, as the country prepares to expropriate land without compensation following a vote in parliament.
Tillerson Tillerson heads to Africa with 'explaining to do' for Trump. President Donald Trump’s description of “shithole countries” in January was greeted with a mix of horror and outrage in Africa, where many don’t know what to think about the U.S. president — or what he thinks of them. He’s rarely spoken about priorities for the continent, which garnered a mere seven paragraphs on the very last pages of Trump’s National Security Strategy.
Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister? Will the appointment of a new Ethiopian prime minister only act to save the ruling party, or usher in deeper reform?
Shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake Southwest of Africa.Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
No privacy, no school, no respite: Mozambique's water crisis. In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking. The struggle for survival, which affects young and old alike, puts those affected at risk of disease and leaves little time for anything else.