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South Africa's Zuma: I've done nothing wrong

<b>South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong - and sees no reason to stand down immediately.</b><p>Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced it would back a vote of no confidence in his leadership on Thursday.<p>The 75-year-old has come under …

South Africa

Africa:AU Summit 30 - Should Africa Worry About a Growing Foreign Military Presence?

[ISS] The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of …

Africa

Liberia's Sirleaf: Africa's first elected female leader

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Gender

Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To Detach Itself From The Old World

Anyone who knows me — or has read my resume below — will understand why I have to comment on the horrendous outburst by the President of the United …

Africa

Africa, Time To Wake Up

<b>That Africans have contributed and continue to contribute to '</b><b>civilisation</b><b>' is not in doubt, even though over the years, some Eurocentric scholars</b> …

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

China
Africa

George Weah: ‘Arsène Wenger showed me love when racism was at its peak’

Former Monaco and Chelsea striker, in final vote to be Liberia’s president, looks back on the time when he was world footballer of the year – and Nelson Mandela gave him political advice<p>George Weah has lived a very fulfilled life, one in which he has achieved a lot. The only player to win the …

Africa

China, US knew of Zim coup

The coup that led to the ouster of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was supposed to be executed in December, ahead of the Zanu-PF special congress, …

South Africa

S. Sudan President Reconciles With Former Army Chief

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to …

Africa

Zimbabwe army chief's trip to China last week raises questions on coup

When one of the architects of Zimbabwe’s low-key coup landed in Beijing last week he was met by two of the most senior members of the world’s largest …

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience

One of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the initial interaction between Africans and Europeans. The …

Russia hackers pursued Putin foes, not just US Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't just Hillary Clinton's emails they went after.<p>The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had ambitions that stretched across the globe, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands …

Russia

Why 'Bushman banter' was crucial to hunter-gatherers' evolutionary success

The Ju/’hoansi people of the Kalahari have always been fiercely egalitarian. They hate inequality or showing off, and shun formal leadership institutions. It’s what made them part of the most successful, sustainable civilisation in human history<p>Barely a day goes by when proponents of greater …

Kenya: Rich Allela and Dapel Kureng's Controversial Potrayal of Mekatilili

Mekatilili w Menza as depicted by Rich Allela(Kenya) and Dapel Kureng(Nigeria)<p>Kenyan Rich Allela and Nigerian Dapel Kureng collaborate in a stunning …

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.<p>The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening.<p>Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society Krefeld had been collecting insects in the …

Biodiversity

BBC World Service - Newsday, Can Africa's healthcare provision 'catch up' with the rest of the world?

Academics say the continent's young population and new technologies mean there's the opportunity for Africa to close the gap with richer nations in terms of health provision in just one generation. But in their report they say that good governance must come first for the goal to be achieved. One of …

Africa

India, Israel and the possibilities of collaboration in Africa

The combination of Israeli innovation/conceptual abilities and India’s “collective effort, inclusive growth” approach can provide the right direction …

The Australian companies mining $40 billion out of Africa

Francina Nkosi chose to live in Lephalale because of the farmland. There was enough space to raise her daughter and as many women as there were men, …

Mobile Payments, Smart Meters Bring Power to Tanzanian Homes

When Asteria Lymo saw her prepaid electricity meter was short of units, she grabbed her smartphone and bought some using Tigo Pesa, a local …

Dar Es Salaam

Ethiopia's Tigray Bags Gold Award for Greening Its Drylands

Thomson Reuters Foundation, 22 August 2017<p>A major project to restore land in Ethiopia's Tigray Region to boost millions of people's ability to grow …

Africa comes of age

<i>By Dr Richard Sezibera –</i><p><i>It was not planned. It just happened. Or to paraphrase him; He just did it. Paul Kagame was inaugurated for another</i> …

The Game Is Over, and North Korea Has Won

The <i>Washington Post</i> reported yesterday that North Korea has a large stockpile of compact nuclear weapons that can arm the country’s missiles, …

21 Facts About Africa That Will Make You Say 'Wow!'

Not only impressive in its size but in its diversity, too, the African continent holds an array of secrets and scintillating tidbits of information …

Arabian Military Presence in Eritrea - Will It Worry Ethiopia?

[Ethiopian Herald] The latest Horn dynamics ensued from the presence of Arab coalitions at the port of Assab, with the intention of fighting the …

Africa