Emmerson Mnangagwa is confident he can win lender support and tap capital markets abroad

Zimbabwe’s president faces cash shortage so severe that some people sleep near banks in the streets of Harare to ensure they can make withdrawals

Malawi’s ministers are leading prayer vigils to get rid of fall armyworms

The armyworm infestation has spread from 35,000ha to 206,000ha of maize crops, leading the government to ‘pray for good rains and a productive ...

Uganda’s president may resume the death sentence to stem crime wave

After a long hiatus, Yoweri Museveni tweeted his sentiments on Thursday, despite his ‘Christian background, to much criticism from rights activists

Zimbabwean politician Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash

Opposition leaders mourn the loss of 'a gallant son who wanted to see a new Zimbabwe'

A president that waits in line for a KFC burger is not someone Angolans are used to — but they like it

Since taking office in October, Joao Lourenco has fired former president Dos Santos’s billionaire daughter, Isabel, as chair of the state oil firm, and ...

Zimbabwe to hold elections in four to five months, and will preach ‘peace, peace and peace’

The economy is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s biggest challenge; next week he will be the first Zimbabwean leader to join the WEF in Davos

Kenya’s opposition to swear in its own leader as the ‘people’s president’

Raila Odinga, leader of the opposition will be sworn in on January 30, as part of the ‘people’s assembly’, which the government warns would ...

The business of growing trees is growing like wildlife in Kenya

With help from a solar-powered Futurepump for water, Kenya is getting thousands of new trees, and entrepreneurs are earning more money

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

The charges against Oromo Federalist Congress chairman Merera Gudina were dropped as part of a wider prisoner amnesty

Congo seeks ways to make more profit from cobalt

The DRC is the world’s leading producer of cobalt, where authorities believe the previous mining code favours foreign investors at the expense of the ...

‘Good times are back’ for Zimbabwe, SA investor Robert Gumede says

The Zimbabwean government has promised to lower taxes for foreign investors in an attempt to lure foreign direct investment

Boko Haram video claims Chibok girls want to stay

The group of 12 teenage girls and young women, some of whom are holding babies, say they ‘do not wish to return home’

Morocco loosens currency peg to boost exports and foreign investment

The move is the beginning of a gradual liberalisation process and is part of the country’s plan to transform itself into North Africa’s dominant ...

Zambia opens school after cholera bans

Lusaka has borne the brunt of the epidemic

Zambia arrests 55 in riots over cholera control rules

Street vending and public gatherings were banned across Lusaka to prevent the spread of the disease

Africans outraged over ‘racist’ Trump remarks

Ambassadors unanimously agreed the resolution after an emergency session to weigh Trump’s remarks

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