Madagascar vanilla crop quality suffers as thieves spark violence

Madagascar produces two thirds of world's vanilla output but rocketing prices has made farming it potentially fatal

Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda -WHO

Health workers trying to track down people she may have infected

Sudan in economic turmoil in absence of a working government

Mall operators, waiting for the transition to civilian rule, say sales are down as much as 40%, with investors and consumers playing a waiting game

DRC Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern, says WHO

New case in urban hub spurs the World Health Organisation to flag the epidemic

Sudanese antagonists sign political accord

Military and opposition coalition agree on power sharing transitional deal over three years

Zimbabwe mandates much-needed solar energy in new builds

The power-short country has set a target of at least 1,575MW of power from solar by 2030, aimed at households as well as business

Uganda incident raises fears of Ebola spreading from Congo

World Health Organisation mulls if the 11-month outbreak constitutes a ‘public health emergency of international concern’

Alrosa invests $12m in diamond exploration in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's mines minister says the country hopes to earn $1bn a year from diamonds

Zimbabwe public servants threaten strike over wages

Workers want a ‘restoration of the value of their earnings’ amid surging inflation

Zimbabwe's inflation doubles up to 175%

Country stares hyperinflation in the face again

Zimbabwe’s June inflation nearly doubles, sliding closer to hyperinflation

Prices of basic goods from sugar and cooking oil to building materials soared in June as much as 200%

MDC’s Job Sikhala released on bail in Zimbabwe coup case

The deputy chair of the Movement for Democratic Change was charged with attempting to subvert the government, a crime that carries a 20-year jail term on ...

Ebola spreads to Goma in DRC as pastor is infected

The current outbreak is the tenth in DRC in 40 years, putting all of East Africa on alert

Uganda to regulate its coffee farming to boost quality and output

Africa’s top coffee exporter says current laws do not cover planting materials and harvesting

Sudan’s military council says it has foiled a coup attempt

The claim comes amid intense talks between the military and civilian groups about a new coalition government

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