After years of little progress against Boko Haram, Nigeria's military – with the help of regional allies – has launched its most important offensive ahead of polls.
The sugar plant at Wonji-Shoa is chugging along, but the government's 10 other projects – estimated to cost more than $5.5bn – face problems of their own.
Wrangling continues over how to carry out the necessary electoral reforms.
It was set to be the closest-run national election since the 1960s. Now talk of further postponements or interim governments leaves the prospects cloudy and would-be voters increasingly restive.
Premier Mosisili has a new government, but urgent reforms are needed.
The US government and Ethiopia have condemned the purported executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya by extremist group Islamic State in the North African nation.
Mali's gold reserves are estimated at about 600 tonnes as of 2015 according to data from the West African nation's mines ministry.
Pressure is mounting on Arab countries to take the lead in stopping Libya from descending into chaos as terrorist groups continue to gain control of the North African country.
French utility GDF Suez said on Monday that gas had been discovered in a region of southeast Algeria where it holds a licence with partners.
The cattle industry in Nigeria will not take off unless more money is invested and more time is spent on addressing the conditions of pastoralist herding communities.
South Africa has apologised to African countries after the xenophobic attacks flared again in the continent's largest economy, driving thousands of immigrants out of their homes.
Kenya Airways is to sell some older planes and land and is negotiating a bridging loan to help it through a cash crunch caused by a drop in passenger numbers,...
A Sicilian fishing boat with seven people on board was seized overnight in an apparent act of piracy 40 miles from the coast of Libya, a trade association said on...
Wage demands by South African public-sector unions would cost the government an extra 20 billion rand ($1.67 billion) over the next financial year, the country's finance minister, as workers threaten...
Cameroon state airline Camair-Co will use $50 million from African lender Ecobank to relaunch its operations, a senior executive said, as national carriers in West Africa seek cash and strategic...
French bank Societe Generale plans to expand its retail and commercial activities in West Africa to target increasing Chinese investments in the region, a bank executive said on Thursday.
The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly...
Ethiopian based flower grower, Afriflora Group, is set to benefit from a World Bank finance facility, after the bank announced it will lend up to €90 million to the company.
Foreign shop owners in South Africa's commercial capital Johannesburg were taking away their wares on Thursday after receiving threatening messages.
Having launched operations in 2008, the ethiopia Commodity exchange has moved out of its pilot phase and plans to ramp up technology to improve speed and traceability.
Opposition and rebel groups hope to derail April elections in Sudan, where a new wave of violence has forced an estimated 50,000 to flee their homes in 2015 and President...
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