China offers Africa $20 billion in loans, promising a new approach

China intensified its economic courting of Africa on Thursday, as Premier Hu Jintao pledged $20 billion in loans to countries on the continent...

Dry port in offer for stalled Chipata–Mchinji railway

After independence, Zambia’s second largest revenue contributor after mining was the railway industry. Will the stalled Chipata-Mchinji railway line, with Chipata dry port...

AU chooses Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as leader

The African Union has chosen South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its leader, making her the first woman to hold the post. Ms Dlamini-Zuma beat...

Africa celebrates women power

Africa on Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of...

Ethiopian journalist jailed for 18 years for “terrorism”

An Ethiopian court has jailed a journalist for 18 years for "terrorism" and 23 other reporters and activists for between eight years and...

Zimbabwe yet to finalise loan payment to Malawi

The Zimbabwe government is yet to pay Malawi the remaining US$17 million Harare owes Lilongwe in maize sales, a month after the...

Speculation about Mugabe’s health as he travels to Singapore again

Robert Mugabe left for Singapore on Monday sparking renewed speculation that the 88 year old ZANU PF leader is once again seeking treatment...

US ambassador to Kenya resigns

The United States ambassador to Kenya, Scott Gration, has submitted his resignation to Washington and is expected to leave his Nairobi office on...

Hunt is on for truck driver after migrants’ bodies found

Police in Tanzania are hunting for a truck driver who let 43 Ethiopian migrants suffocate to death inside his vehicle before dumping the...

Zambia to import over 100million litres of fuel

Zambia will import 101 million litres of fuel and an additional 95 million litres to cater for the period when Indeni Petroleum Refinery...

Zambia:Fuel shortage, nothing to do with Malawi donation

Energy minister has reiterated that the fuel shortage in the country had nothing to do with the recent donation of fuel to neighboring...

Nigerian president vows to ‘deal’ with Boko Haram

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday vowed to “decisively deal” with members of Islamist sect Boko Haram which has pressed on with attacks...

Boko Haram wants all Christians to convert to Muslims

The Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnati Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombing of three churches that claimed...

Nigerians sell kidneys for $30,000 in Asia.Poverty?

First heard it like a rumor, thought it wasn’t true, hoped it wasn’t true. But now it has been confirmed, not once, twice...

Mugabe takes 92 member delegation and blows $7 million in Rio

Sustainable development is the theme of the conference Robert Mugabe is attending in Brazil this week, yet the ailing ZANU PF leader reportedly...

Levels of peace and stability on the African continent

The concept of “peace” has traditionally been abstract in definition. Perhaps the most workable methodology of approaching the concept of peace is to...

Botswana condemns the African Union on Sudan’s al Bashir

Botswana has condemned the African Union (AU) for enticing Malawi to host Sudan president Omar al Bashir at the AU summit that was...

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab offer 10 camels for Obama’s ‘capture’

A senior official of the radical Islamist Al-Shabaab group announced Friday that his movement was ready to reward anybody bringing in information leading...