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.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Ghana are having trouble accessing credit from financial institutions, as they have to compete for limited resources with the government and big corporations, says...
With lessons seemingly learned from the collapse of and delays to major projects during the financial crisis, Dubai and its African partners are looking to launch a new period of...
The Tanzanian MP says he has years of troublemaking ahead of him as he seeks a new political home outside the CHADEMA party. He promises to keep digging into the...
Glimpse the world's largest sunbird flitting between giant begonias, watch baby turtles reaching the sea or marvel at the underwater world ... the continent's second-smallest country is big on biodiversity.
Liberia's president talks to The Africa Report about how changing policy during the crisis was key to eradicating the disease, the country's relationships with the US and the government's plans...
The imminent retirement of Ghana's electoral commission chairperson has sparked debate on the selection criteria for the top post amid demands for an inclusive process by the opposition.
Kenya is finalising laws to make it easier for foreign banks to operate in the country, and wants to host a Chinese currency clearing centre, replicating Qatar's model, as it...
Manufacturing and trading firm Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd, one of the country's biggest private employers, said on Friday it would invest $250 million to expand its business in Africa to...
President Kafando is unable to deliver on all of his promises of change.
Criminal gangs, Boko Haram rebels and party barons pose threats to peaceful elections on 28 March. the courts are ineffective, and there is impunity for those with political connections.
Zimbabwean banks have adopted a cautious approach to lending following a sharp rise in non-performing loans.
The Nigerian army has laid siege on a forest considered to be the stronghold of terrorist group Boko Haram as the tide continues to turn against the murderous Islamists.
South African power utility Eskom told parliament on Wednesday that it was not near bankruptcy and would cooperate with ratings agencies to avoid downgrades.
Kenya's Safaricom sees mobile financial services and Internet access as the next big areas of growth after calls as it builds up its 3G and 4G networks, its chief executive...
In a move seen as their commitment to prop up the Egyptian economy, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates deposited $6 billion with Egypt's central bank on Wednesday.
A police traffic warden in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, Daniel Nwana is known as 'the Dancing Cop' for the finesse he brings to his traffic duties.
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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