South Africa June Inflation Accelerates at Fastest Pace in 2018

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Daily chartViolent Islamist groups are gaining strength in Africa

Daily chartViolent Islamist groups are gaining strength in Africa

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria’s main north-eastern city, is at the centre of a series of jihadist campaigns stretching in two broad belts across Africa on either side of the Sahara. The northern one hugs the Mediterranean, from Egypt through Libya and Tunisia to Algeria. The southern one extends from Somalia and Kenya in the east through Nigeria […]

Setting Africa on path to better food security

Setting Africa on path to better food security

The Global Food Security Act, an Obama-era piece of legislation that marshals foreign aid to speed up agricultural growth and reduce hunger in poor countries, will expire this year if it is not renewed. Fortunately, it seems to have bipartisan support, as evidenced last month when the Republican-controlled Senate reauthorized the legislation for another five […]

Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

Africa, Biodiversity, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global, Headlines, Natural Resources, Poverty & SDGs, Regional Categories, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations A coastal city, Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, is an area where people have relied on the ocean for food and employment for as long as they have lived there. […]

Will South Africa's Jacob Zuma come back to haunt Cyril Ramaphosa?

Will South Africa's Jacob Zuma come back to haunt Cyril Ramaphosa?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is Jacob Zuma (L) scheming to frustrate his successor Cyril Ramaphosa? Jacob Zuma has not had an easy retirement. In the five months since he stood, glumly, before the cameras to concede that he had lost the battle to cling onto South Africa’s presidency, he has been forced to […]

Deepening Military Ties Solidify China's Ambitions in Africa

Deepening Military Ties Solidify China's Ambitions in Africa

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles looking at Chinese involvement in Africa. Since late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and dozens of other African countries have gathered to discuss defense strategies and security threats. The meeting didn’t take place in a major African city, but thousands […]

Shoprite organises community clean-up across Africa

Shoprite organises community clean-up across Africa

Shoprite organises community clean-up across Africa Over the next five days, 6,000 volunteers will pick up litter in over 500 locations across 11 different countries. Picture: Twitter @Shoprite_SA CAPE TOWN – Retail giant Shoprite says it has organised one of the biggest community clean-ups in Africa. Over the next five […]

Africa.com Acquires iAfrica.com

Africa.com Acquires iAfrica.com

Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd.  The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains […]

Oldest Stone Tools Outside Africa Unearthed in China

Oldest Stone Tools Outside Africa Unearthed in China

Throughout the 20th century, the widely accepted story of humanity’s migration from Africa began with a human ancestor called Homo erectus, a relatively big-brained, tall species of hominin that began to venture all across Asia more than a million years ago. But in recent decades, new evidence has begun to punch holes in that timeline. […]

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