Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 07:37
Without deadly conflict since the 2006 Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) – stands in contrast to the fighting besetting the country’s other peripheries. But this peace is increasingly fragile. Seven years after the ESPA’s signing, the conflict’s root causes remain and in some respects are more acute, due to the failure to implement many of the agreement’s core provisions.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:04
Nairobi will host the regional headquarters of an initiative led by US President Barack Obama to speed up electricity access in African countries.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 13:28
Beset by enormous challenges in extending the Government's authority, deadly inter-communal conflict, and human rights abuses by the security forces, South Sudan is “travelling a bumpy road” despite some positive signs, the top United Nations envoy for the world's youngest nation warned today.
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:39
The roaring waters of the Congo River have the power to light up much of Africa - such is its huge hydroelectric potential.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:08
The protesters gathered in front of the low-slung police station, yelling “No to Slavery” and “Freedom.” They had come from across the country to demand the arrest of a family accused of holding a slave since childhood, but they elicited little more than dispassionate stares from the police officers sitting silently before them. The subprefect of the district went to take a nap in the afternoon heat.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 07:28
While 26 of Africa’s 55 member countries remain in a fragile state, the majority of them will gradually become middle income countries.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:15
Madagascar's presidential election will go to a runoff vote, after no candidate received an outright majority in the first round.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:11
A major infrastructure project was launched in Unity state this week, with phase one focused on repairing roads that have been washed away by two years of heavy rains, officials said.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 09:05
The state of the South African Army’s vehicles and other so-called prime mission equipment (PME) is declining to unacceptable levels while modernisation remains stagnant due to budget constraints and hurdles from entities like Armscor, according to the Department of Defence.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 08:33
A vast, arid state on the edge of the Sahara desert, Niger endured austere military rule for much of its post-independence history and is rated by the UN as one of the world's least-developed nations.