Joyce Banda ready to contest Malawi elections in 2019
Banda returned home in April from four years of self-imposed exile after being embroiled in a corruption scandal.
Ugandan (24) wins Africa Prize for developing bloodless malaria test
Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prize and the youngest winner to date.
[OPINION] Why Morocco's latest World Cup bid deserved to fail
No fewer than 11 African countries, nearly a fifth of the continent, voted against the kingdom’s bid when Fifa took the decision in Moscow on Thursday, for the 2026 World Cup.
Boris Becker fights for diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case
According to the 1961 Vienna Convention, Becker is not bound by legal processes in the courts of any country for so long as he remains a recognised diplomatic agent.
Morocco loses fifth bid to host World Cup
Africa’s last colonial power could not even secure the votes of the continent for the right to host the world’s most-watched sporting event in 2026.
WHO head: Too early to declare victory in DRC Ebola outbreak
WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus tells journalists in Kinshasa there are encouraging signs the Ebola outbreak many be brought under control.
Scientists fear baobabs falling victim to global warming
Scientists are trying to find reasons for the unexplained deaths of these iconic trees, that appear to be growing upside down with their roots heading for the sky.
Italian ships to carry 629 shipwrecked African migrants to Spain
The migrants will be transferred from the rescue ship Aquarius to the Italian vessels that will make the 1,400 kilometre trip to Valencia.
Spain takes in 629 migrants stuck in the Mediterranean
The UNHCR says migrants aboard the rescue ship Aquarius are in distress, running out of provision and urgently in need of help.
SA's economic renewal creates opportunities for investors, Ramaphosa tells G7
President Cyril Ramaphosa tells his host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that South Africa sees Canada as a strategic partner in navigating the difficulties facing the world economy.
Ramaphosa: SA humbled, honoured to be elected to UN Security Council
President Cyril says South Africa will use its two-year term to advance African interests and resolve regional, global and international conflicts.
Odinga to mediate face-to-face talks between Kiir, Machar
This effort to end the civil war tearing Africa’s newest country will entail Machar returning from his shelter in South Africa.
President Ramaphosa heading to Canada for G7 summit
The G7 consists of Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.
Brics members slam US trade tariffs
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang YI said Brics must form a common position and respond vigorously to protectionisms.
Algerian authorities seize 200kg of cocaine aboard container ship
The Liberian-registered 'Vega Mercury' was carrying frozen meat from Brazil and had previously docked in Valencia, Spain.
Burundian govt insulted by French gift of donkeys to NGO
French Ambassador to Bujumbura Laurent Delahousse is nonplussed about the Burundi authorities’ reaction to his gift of 10 donkeys.
France's Macron vows to invest nearly R1bn in African technology
French president Emmanuel Macron made the announcement to chief executives of the world biggest technology firms at the technology for good summit in Paris.
Nigerian soldiers accused of raping women who fled Boko Haram insurgency
The human rights watchdog says the troops sometimes demanded sex in exchange for food at refugee camps.