MPs can be preening, corrupt, overpaid and opportunist. But activists increasingly see them as key allies in the struggle for change against overbearing presidents and ministers.
Mining turnover dropped by 9.4% in 2012, and companies are now dealing with the threats of industrial action and utility tariff increases.
United by cultural and trade ties as well as a common language, Angola and Brazil are close allies. Now their common geology could double their oil output.
Leaders never miss an opportunity to remind us of the positive changes since the end of the civil war in 2002. Take a ride on the train to hear Angolans' differing views.
African cinema has finally started to knock loudly at the doors of Hollywood.
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo will head a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and other abuses committed by warring parties South Sudan's armed conflict.
From exclusive facilities that only the elite can afford to workouts on beaches and in parks, fitness is the new chillin'.
Having brought opposing forces together, culminating in the signing of a new constitution, the union leader has come out of the political deadlock as a man with popular support and...
Security officials in South Sudan have claimed they intercepted 11 United Nations trucks loaded with an assortment of firearms destined to rebels controlled area, a local paper reported.
Kano State governor Kwankwaso defected to the opposition in late 2013 as security and economic growth returned to the region.
In December, France hosted the Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa. Apart from seeking to combat violence in the region, the conference revealed France's clear pivot towards Africa,...
Asian stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's gains the previous day, but investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report later in the session.
South African power utility Eskom said on Friday the power supply remained "constrained but stable" the day after it imposed rolling blackouts for the first time since 2008.
Three years after lunching the Arab Spring, Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency, a move meant to express progress, return to normalcy and increased security.
One of South Africa's largest trade unions on Thursday ratcheted pressure on President Jacob Zuma's government to deal firmly with mining companies in the ongoing dispute over wages by staging...
Auto parts supplier Faurecia and German premium car maker Daimler AG downplayed the prospect of delivery bottlenecks for catalytic converters in the wake of a strike at the world's top...
The COMESA-based financial institution is expanding its geographical reach in Africa and attracting investors from the continent, Asia and Europe.
Rwanda has cut the cost of fuel at the pump after a fall in the price of crude in international markets, the minister of trade and industry said on Thursday.
The South African state power utility Eskom imposed rolling blackouts for the first time since 2008 on Thursday, forcing rail networks and banks to switch to emergency generators after heavy...
Zimbabwe is holding gold coins valued at $501,390 as its only reserves, enough to buy only 1,400 tonnes of maize, the finance minister said on Wednesday, highlighting the parlous state...
Investors pulled $9bn from emerging market stock and bond funds in the last week of January due to concerns about lower growth rates and the winding down of the united...
TAR 58March 2014