Business & Economy

African leaders set to launch continental trade deal

African leaders are set to launch AfCFTA, the biggest free trade agreement since the establishment of the WTO.

African Continental Free Trade Area: What you need to know

Democratic Republic of Congo

UNSC: 13 million need humanitarian aid in DRC

Citing ongoing political turmoil, malnutrition, and a cholera outbreak, UN says millions need aid in the DRC.

UNSC: 13 million people need humanitarian aid in DR Congo


Zimbabweans doubt over Mnangagwa's corruption crackdown

Zimbabwe's president says $591m in state funds have been returned during an amnesty on stolen state funds, but it's less than half of what he had hoped and Zimbabweans don't expect senior officials to be prosecuted.

African Union

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing

“This is to allow more time for input from Nigerian stakeholders”.

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing


Lake Chad: 'Rate of its shrinking is getting faster'

One of the world's largest water bodies has been considerably shrinking in the last 100 years, threatening the resources and livelihoods in the Sahel region of Africa.


UN backs 'free, fair, credible' July elections in Zimbabwe

Vote will be the first big test for Emmerson Mnangagwa who became Zimbabwe's president in November.

UN backs 'free, fair, credible' July elections in Zimbabwe


Cape Town taps may be off soon due to drought

If that happens, Cape Town will become the first major city in the world to run out of water. Authorities say only substantial rainfall can fix the crisis.


Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors 'not getting help' they need

Survivors say the disease is still killing people three years after the country was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization.


Madagascar hit by another tropical cyclone

Eliakim is the second storm to impact the country in the last two weeks.

Madagascar hit by another tropical cyclone


Mauritius president resigns over credit card scandal

According to her lawyer, the president will leave office on March 23 after scandal involving use of an NGO credit card.

Mauritius: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal

Cricket World Cup

Zimbabwe cricket team closing in on a world cup place

Zimbabwe have made it to the final six teams vying for the two last spots in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.


Nigerians want change ahead of next year's election

As questions about the effectiveness of Muhammadu Buhari's campaigns against corruption and Boko Haram fighters rise, Nigerians have begun to look at their electoral choices almost a year before the elections.

South Africa

South Africa's Zuma to be charged with corruption

Charges announced by chief prosecutor against former president concern a $2.5bn arms deal made in the 1990s.

Ex-South Africa leader Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges


'Superheroes of Kibera' inspiring Kenyan children to success

Children in Kibera are creating their own superheroes to deal with the problems around them.


Zimbabwe doctors' strike enters second week

The strike is entering its second week with doctors asking for better working conditions.