More than 3,000 African migrants have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe, this year alone, a new study has revealed.
Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.
- Crystal Oderson in Cape Town
Several Nobel Peace Prize winners will skip an annual meeting in Cape Town protesting South Africa's failure to grant the Dalai Lama a visitor's visa.
- Kingley Ighobor
In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly created a mechanism to monitor commitments made by African countries and their partners to improve Africa's economic development. The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) is the secretariat for the mechanism, and works with other UN agencies to track progress on these commitments. Maged Abdelaziz, United Nations' secretary-general's special adviser on Africa, talks about what the UN hopes to accomplish with the monitoring mechanism.
Morocco's state power utility ONEE said on Wednesday it had obtained a $300 million loan from China Exim Bank to finance a 318 megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in the eastern town of Jerada.