Africa

Video: Somaliland’s longstanding drought has crippled the economy

Somaliland’s three-year-long drought has crippled the economy of the breakaway, semi-desert territory in the Horn of Africa.<p>The fact that the state is not recognised internationally means that it is ineligible to access vital funds from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.<p>A former …

Tech giant SAP is probing its South Africa office for kickbacks paid to president Zuma’s cronies

German software giant SAP has been sucked into the corruption vortex that has engulfed South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and his infamous benefactors, the Gupta family.<p>The tech firm launched a probe into allegations SAP South Africa paid kickbacks in 2015 to a Gupta-linked company to secure …

South Africa

Mourinho predicts doom for Chelsea, Liverpool

JOSE MOURINHO reckons rivals Chelsea and Liverpool could struggle to compete for the title next season because they are back in Europe.<p>The Manchester …

English Premier League

The changes to Africa’s biggest soccer competition favor everyone but Africans

Starting in 2019, the number of participating countries in Africa’s biggest soccer event, the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), will increase to 24 national teams from 16 teams. Also significant, the competition, usually hosted in January and February, will be moved to June and July.<p>The decisions …

Confederation of African Football

African press review 22 July 2017 - Africa - RFI

We begin in Kenya where the papers are assessing last-minute strategies by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger Raila Odinga to bolster their chances of winning the August 8 General Elections.<p>According to Daily Nation the two camps have left nothing to chance and are going full throttle …

Lagos State

Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises.

South Sudan

Uhuru declares Asians as 44th tribe

News<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Asians officially become Kenya's 44th tribe<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared Kenyans of …

Kenya

Obiri, Korir, Manangoi crack world leads in Monaco

Kenyans Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri, Emmanuel Korir and World 1,500m silver medallist Elijah Manangoi on Friday night cracked world …

Olympics

Francophone games open amid rising tension in Cote d'Ivoire - Sports - RFI

The 10-day Jeux de la Francophonie is held every four years and includes cultural exchanges while aiming to promote the French language.<p>The Games will include basketball, football, wrestling and cycling, among other sports. Among the cultural activities on tap will be photography, dance, painting …

Ivory Coast

Eastern commander's forces battle resistance in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Fighting between the self-styled Libyan National Army and rival armed groups in Benghazi killed six troops and wounded eight as the LNA advanced into the last pockets of resistance in eastern Libya's largest city, a commander said on Saturday.<p>The LNA, led by Khalifa …

North Africa

Heightened Security as Nigeria's Lagos Holds Local Elections

Leadership, 21 July 2017<p>Ahead of tomorrow's Local Government polls, the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) have announced that its candidates in the …

Lagos State

Interview: 'We have to use the oil to transform Africa'

In a new book, leading African energy lawyer NJ Ayuk examines how the oil and gas industry could help Africa to peace and prosperity. Some of his …

Oil

Another Amini assist for AGF

The 24-year-old played another full 90 minutes for AGF in midfield as they claimed their first win of the season after their first-up 2-1 loss to …

Sierra Leone

SA farmers should share land, warns Zimbabwean's farmers union

File: A Zimbabwean farmers' union leader warned white South African farmers they should agree a deal to share land with the black majority before …

South Africa

'Kick them, punish them': Mugabe's call for violence 'worrying'

Njabulo Ncube, News24<p>Lupane - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, says his Zanu-PF supporters should beat-up people going around perpetrating …

Robert Mugabe

Firm says city water safe as cholera hits 12 counties

Business<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Posted 9 Hours Ago<p>In Summary<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>The Nairobi water distribution company has said moved to …

Kenya

Ibori: Yes, It’s True

There has been a wide-spread speculation about a certain young lady by the name of Miss Senami Sosu who has been a constant by the side of former …

Nigeria

Kenya's Rising Political Star

Speaking on television, Muthiora Kariara, a former pig farmer who lives in one of Nairobi's vast slums, was honest and direct and exactly the opposite of the politicians Kenyans have gotten used to.

African Studies

Where Trump fails on US-Africa policy, Congress must step in

Congress has historically shown great leadership on U.S.-Africa policy, on issues ranging from health and governance to trade and energy. Now, as the …

U.S. Treasury

Quebec opens office in Ivory Coast to strengthen ties, extend global reach

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST – Quebec has opened a government office in the Ivory Coast.<p>Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and …

Ivory Coast

Gendarmes in Ivory Coast repel raid as international event opens

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gendarmes in Ivory Coast fought off an overnight attack on their base north of the main city of Abidjan, a security spokesman said on Saturday as thousands of people arrived in the country for an international sports and cultural event.<p>The attack in the town of Azaguie came days …

World News

Lindiwe Sisulu launches presidential campaign to 'cleanse and save' ANC

Mahlatse Gallens, News24<p>Lindiwe Sisulu talking to media following launch of her manifesto for her presidential campaign. (Mahlatse Gallen, …

South African Politics

Only female candidate in Kaloleni MP race speaks

Patience Chome is confident of clinching the seat in the upcoming polls.

Kenya

Alibaba founder teach, train and educate young East Africans on e-commerce

<b>Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group on Friday attended a YouthConnect Africa 2017 summit in Kigali, Rwanda,</b> …

Jack Ma

No courts, great talent and a former Palestine coach, how South Sudan aims for basketball glory

There are times sport brings unity when nothing else can.<p>Basketball coach Jerry Steele saw it happen when he led the Palestine national team, now he …

South Sudan

Morocco Travel Guide | The Planet D Adventure Travel Blog

Travel Styles:<p>Morocco is a fascinating multicultural country blended from African, Arab and European influences. It is our closest link to the …

Travel

3 Alternative History Timelines That Are Way Better Than ‘Confederate’

<b>DIASPORA</b>—I am almost certain that HBO and its artistic partners, <b>David Benioff</b> and <b>D.B. Weiss</b>, creators of the hit series <i>Game of Thrones</i> did not …

History

Zim can now restore its 'status as the bread-basket of Africa', says Mugabe

Frank Chikowore, News24<p>Lupane – President Robert Mugabe has said that Zimbabwe would soon regain its status of being the "bread-basket of Africa" …

Robert Mugabe

How To Watch 'Weidman vs. Gastelum' Tonight!

The UFC on FOX 25: "Weidman vs. Gastelum" mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, which takes place this Sat. night (July 22, 2017) inside NYCB Live …

UFC

Nigeria Army Blames Lack of Markings for Camp Bombing

Nigeria Army Blames Lack of Markings for Camp BombingSeven months after over 126 Internally displaced persons were killed when a military fighter jet …

Nigeria