The role of the military in fighting Boko Haram holds centre stage in politics after explosions in Abuja and Lagos. Security worries are mounting ahead of national elections planned for February 2015.
- Tuesday, 05 August 2014 16:25
- Gregory Mthembu-Salter in Cape Town and Patrick Smith
With new rules and new markets, African companies are fighting for a bigger stake in the continent's resource bonanza. At the same time, multinational traders like Glencore are targeting Africa as they seek to control commodity value chains.
- Friday, 20 June 2014 16:17
2003 was a watershed for Brazil and Africa, when shared sorrows gave way to a shared brighter future. As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, we look at what Africa can learn from Brazil's experiences as a rapidly developing country.
- Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:57
- By Gregory Mthembu-Salter, Crystal Orderson and Patrick Smith in Cape Town
With the ruling African National Congress certain of victory in the coming national elections, attention turns to the countervailing forces within the party, and to voters who differ sharply over their country's future political direction.
- Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:15
- John Grobler in Luau
Angola's rehabilitated Caminho de Ferro de Benguela has spawned government-backed construction projects and a new, Chinese, middle class. The Africa Report delves beneath the success story, where opaque deals keep far too many on the wrong side of the tracks.