Foiled peace bids and gangs hound Central Africa

Foiled peace bids and gangs hound Central Africa

BERBERATI, Central African Republic – “This road isn’t safe,” warns a UN soldier at the edge of a jungle where the latest militia to darken hopes for peace in the Central African Republic has surfaced. Huddled with assault rifles in a pickup truck that slides across the thick red mud, the Tanzanian peacekeepers keep […]

One of Africa's oldest presidents to run for office again as his country burns

One of Africa's oldest presidents to run for office again as his country burns

One of Africa’s oldest presidents is running for president again amid chaos in his country. Paul Biya announced his bid for the presidency in the 2018 elections even when horrific videos and images of abuse, murder in Cameroon flood social media. Biya, who does not spend a lot of time in Cameroon, has been president […]

Will South Africa's Jacob Zuma come back to haunt Cyril Ramaphosa?

Will South Africa's Jacob Zuma come back to haunt Cyril Ramaphosa?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is Jacob Zuma (L) scheming to frustrate his successor Cyril Ramaphosa? Jacob Zuma has not had an easy retirement. In the five months since he stood, glumly, before the cameras to concede that he had lost the battle to cling onto South Africa’s presidency, he has been forced to […]

Skilled personnel smuggled, exploited in South Africa

Skilled personnel smuggled, exploited in South Africa

A charge of intimidation laid at Cape Town’s Muizenberg Police Station this week has apparently exposed a system of human trafficking that has smuggled skilled personnel into South Africa and then exploited them. The charge was laid by Pakistani national Muhammad Nawaz, who owns a small electronics repair shop in Muizenberg. The senior police officer […]

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe

Friday, July 13, 2018 5:15 a.m. CDT By Wendell Roelf CARNARVON, South Africa (Reuters) – A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon. Built at a cost […]

Africa prevails in the OPEC in member numbers [Business Africa]

Africa prevails in the OPEC in member numbers [Business Africa]

Today Africa prevails in the OPEC, at least in member numbers. The Republic of Congo is the latest to join OPEC after Equatorial Guinea last year and Gabon in 2016, expanding the number of countries from the continent to seven, compared with six from the Middle East.With less than a million barrels of oil pumped […]

Low African intratrade of 16% 'a cause for concern'

Low African intratrade of 16% 'a cause for concern'

While Africa – a continent endowed with mineral resources and growth potential – had intratrade of merely 16%, the percentage of European countries trading among each other stood at over 40%, a Brics Business Council Infrastructure launch heard yesterday. Brics refers to Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa – a platform aimed at strengthening and […]

Humans evolved in partially isolated populations scattered across Africa

Humans evolved in partially isolated populations scattered across Africa

Evolutionary changes of braincase shape from an elongated to a globular shape. The latter evolves within the Homo sapiens lineage via an expansion of the cerebellum and bulging of the parietal. Left: micro-CT scan of Jebel Irhoud 1 (~300 ka, Africa); Right: Qafzeh 9 (~95 ka, the Levant). Credit: Philipp Gunz, Max Planck Institute for […]

Africa's first Global Citizen Festival

Africa's first Global Citizen Festival

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