Zimbabwe hopes UAE can help save it from financial free-fall

With his mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’, Emmerson Mnangagwa is hoping to convince the UAE and Russia to invest in his shattered economy

Burundi’s ruling party announces its election candidate

President Pierre Nkurunziza, granted the new title of paramount leader and champion of patriotism, is stepping down after a 15-year rule

Locust plague plunges Africa into food crisis of biblical proportions

UN aims to step up efforts to fight huge swarms, the biggest to hit the Horn of Africa for about seven decades

Africa bears the brunt of climate change

Governments need to do more to deal with the crisis as the continent is the most exposed region to the adverse effects of global warming, writes Bekezala ...

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Banker named in ‘Luanda Leaks’ exposé found dead

EuroBic director Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha was responsible for several multimillion-dollar transfers from Sonangol to Dubai accounts, documents show

Zimbabwean tycoon comes to doctors’ aid amid pay dispute

Strive Masiyiwa has offered to pay doctors a $290-$580 subsidy for the next six months in a bid to end the strike that has crippled hospitals

Angola mulling arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos

Angolan authorities froze Dos Santos’s assets there in December due to her alleged fraudulent financial schemes to build her business empire

DRC’s new dawn snagged by power play and empty promises

A year after historic change, Congolese are still waiting for a better life

China shuts down transport in virus epicentre as WHO extends talks

Hundreds of people have been infected with the virus in China and 17 have died since the first case was detected in Wuhan in December

Lesotho government told to resign over Chinese control and 2017 murder

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said he will resign, without saying when, as police investigate the murder of his former wife

We have walked the talk on inflation, says Zim finance minister

The consumer price index shows annual costs rose 521% in December, the most since the hyperinflation of 2009

How data and drones help Southern Africa address climate risk

45-million people face growing levels of hunger due to repeated drought, widespread floods, and lost harvests, says the World Food Programme

Spain’s ACS walks away from Inga 3 hydro project in DRC after bitter dispute

The Spanish engineering company and Chinese majors were unable to agree on how to proceed to construction, in a further setback to development plans of ...

Wealth of Africa’s richest woman was built using state assets — report

But Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos denies allegations, saying her riches are the product of hard work

Cross-border runners a far cry from Africa’s free-trade deal ideals

While it is impossible to put a value on the goods runners move across Africa as they avoid duties and taxes, they are organised and efficient, and even have a ...

Lesotho leader Thomas Thabane promises to quit, as wife remains on the run

Maesiah Thabane is the key suspect in the killing of Thabane’s second wife in 2017 — the woman he married a little over two months after the slaying

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