Just like mainland Tanzania, the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar has hired former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to help expedite the implementation ... of MKUZA, its 2025 policy plan of economic growth and poverty reduction. Public opinion over Blair's involvement remains divided.
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court, has been released on medical grounds. ... He is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at his estate in Nkandla, the expensive home that he has made the backbone of his political and judicial battles.
The rush by politicians to use their ethnic blocs as bargaining chips in the political game is beginning to worry many Kenyans who fear the cut-throat ... competition could cause violence in a disputed election, as has happened in the recent past.
The military’s seizure of power and arrest of top civilian leaders in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in the early hours of 25 October, sets ... up a trial of strength and ingenuity between the generals and the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protestors, who took to the streets across the country last week.
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Frontline presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, plans to become Nigeria’s leader in 2023, but cracks in his political base in the recently conducted ... congresses expose weaknesses that are being exploited by his contenders.
Fighting continues to rage in northern Ethiopia after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a major offensive involving thousands of troops against ... rebels from the country’s Tigray region earlier this month.
On 15 October, Tout-Puissant Mazembe, Lubumbashi's flagship club, drew with Durban’s Amazulu. After a disappointing season last year, Moïse ... Katumbi's players were hoping to get back on track, but couldn’t manage anything better than a draw that day.
China’s UnionPay is giving the US payments giants Visa and Mastercard a run for their money in Africa; fighting back, the two are investing ... in new financial services, from purchasing fintechs to buying stakes in telecoms firms
Lekan Babalola was awarded two Grammys in 2009 and 2006 respectively, for his work on Cassandra Wilson's Loverly and the joint album In the Heart ... of the Moon by Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. The Africa Report caught up with him in September, a few hours before his trip to Lagos to promote his latest album, Lakaaye.
Five years ago, Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), the leading bank in Morocco, set the tone: the group’s ambition was to position itself as ‘the top ... customer-centred bank, focused on satisfying the needs of its clients [by] taking advantage of new technologies linked to digitalisation’. With 27 major programmes and 105 projects, its strategic plan ‘Energies 2020’ put the emphasis on digital technologies.