African Union

Ethiopia and Eritrea beyond warfare

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Africa, long-marginalized on the global stage, seems to be steadily emerging from the shadows of its past, and teaching the world …

Africa

Newsroom | Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, OSAA

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.<p>The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) joins Ghana, the World, the United Nations …

Africa

Melania Trump announces solo trip to Africa

<b>By Felicia Sonmez and Josh Dawsey | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump will make a solo trip to Africa later this year, she …

Donald Trump

African agriculture has a lot to gain from increased access to big data

African scientists are about to get unprecedented access to enormous amounts of satellite data. This is thanks to a deal signed by the African Union …

Africa

OPINION: In discussion with guru Willem Oberholzer on tax

CAPE TOWN - Former president Thabo Mbeki addressed the African Union in 2015 where he chaired a high-level panel on illicit financial flows.He then …

Finance

Southern Africa:Kagame to SADC - It's Time to Sign up for the Continental Trade Area

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has once again promoted the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as a pact that will guarantee the improvement of Africa's …

Africa

Mali's top court declares Keita president after contested vote

BAMAKO (AFP) -<p>Mali's Constitutional Court on Monday declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita president after the 73-year-old incumbent won elections that his opponent, former minister Soumaila Cisse, said were marred by fraud.<p>Keita was victor in a runoff on August 12 that, according to official results …

Africa

Namibian President Hage Geingob criticises Africa's reliance on foreign aid

Namibian President Hage Geingob is the incoming chairperson of Southern African Development Community (SADC). Namibia recently hosted the 38th SADC …

Foreign Aid

The last peace deal for South Sudan?

2018-08-20<p>Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of …

Africa

Zimbabwe Opposition Appeals for Regional Help

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to African leaders to ensure a peaceful and smooth transition of power in the country. …

South Africa

My friend Mohamed, the dry cleaner of Mogadishu

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, has been described as the most dangerous city in the world. But some people there are trying to bring life back to the place. During her regular visits, BBC Africa editor Mary Harper came to know one of them - an entrepreneur named Mohamed Mahamoud Sheikh. Then she</b> …

World News

‘Think beyond farm jobs’ to reach sustainable development, UN agriculture chief advises African youth

“We need to take action to make agriculture more attractive to young people,” underscored José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and …

Agriculture

Kofi Annan: A geopolitical obituary

The late Kofi Annan’s influence on the global stage will be felt for decades. For one thing, he never shied away from controversies.<p>The issue of his …

Geopolitics

1540 Committee | Calendar of Upcoming Events

14-16 August 2018 <i><br>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</i><p>Training Course for 1540 Points of Contact from French speaking African countries, hosted by the African Union …

Sri Lanka

Southern Africa:Ramaphosa Gives SADC Outlook ... Geingob Takes Charge

Outgoing SADC chairperson, president Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, has given an outlook of achievements and progress on the region's development …

South Africa

China, Africa link in fight to reduce child mortality rate

Cooperation with China is expected to significantly help reduce the child mortality rate in Africa, according to an African Union Commission official.<p>…

Africa

The problem with Cyril Ramaphosa's friendly visit to Kinshasa

As the leader of South Africa, Ramaphosa has a responsibility to stand up to the likes of Joseph Kabila across Africa.<p>On August 10, 2018, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa in his capacity as the current chairperson of the Southern …

South Africa

One dead as Ugandan police quell protest over mistreatment of...

KAMPALA (Reuters) - One person died and five others were wounded in Uganda on Sunday, police said, as security forces used teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration against the beating of arrested lawmakers in response to the stoning of a presidential convoy.<p>Uganda's President Yoweri …

Africa

Kofi Annan understood the limits of diplomacy, as well as why it's important never to give up

Kofi Annan served as United Nations Secretary-General during a pivotal decade in modern world history – from 1997 to 2006. I would argue that his …

Africa

Ten misunderstandings about Africa

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Many people tend to associate Africa with words like "poor," "underdeveloped," or "disease," and hold negative views about …

News (China)

To smoke or not to smoke

Vuyo Mkize<p>As the campaign against the proposed Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill rages on with claims and counterclaims from …

Public Health

eSwatini’s tinkhundla-based electoral system to be tested in potentially groundbreaking court case

With only about a month to polls, an eSwatini (Swaziland) political party is going to court to fight for the right of individuals running in the …

News (South Africa)

The Trans-African Highway Network Will Connect the Continent, But What Role Will China Play?

Since the days before African independence, when the European colonizers controlled the continent, there has been a vision of building a vast network …

Africa

The Latest: Shocked reactions to death of Kofi Annan

next<p>prev<p>The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):<p>12:55 p.m.<p>Shocked reactions are pouring in after the death of former U.N. secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan at age 80 after a short illness.<p>"He was a good friend whom I saw only …

World News

Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 80

Global Power<p>Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general has died, his family and foundation confirmed Saturday. He was 80.<p>A statement from the foundation said …

Africa

UN official hails China's contribution to improving public health in Africa

A UN official has applauded China's contribution to African countries in improving their public health, saying that China has provided "a wealth of …

Public Health

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize Winner, Dies At 80

<b>Updated at 8:36 a.m. ET</b><p>Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Saturday, the foundation bearing his name confirmed. He was 80.<p>"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his …

Africa

Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 16, 2018

<b>Yemen:</b> <i>AQAP renews threat of international attacks; AQAP-linked militants clash with pro-Hadi government and Islah forces in Taiz city; U.S.</i> …

Middle East

Africa:Yvonne Chaka Chaka appointed NEPAD Agency's Goodwill Ambassador

<b>Johannesburg, South Africa, August 17, 2018</b> – The Princess of Africa,Yvonne Chaka Chaka, internationally-renowned singer and humanitarian has been …

Africa

AU hails partnership, cooperation with China

Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Liu Yuxi (L) presents his letter of credence to Amira Elfadil, AU Commissioner of Social …

Africa