The Pula Fund was established to cushion the country once its revenue from diamonds dries up. But critics say it's more of an emergency slush fund.
An appeals court ruling that denied alleged war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali from Somalia immunity from prosecution in the US is only a partial success.
The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.
Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has tried to improve it, but the AU is saddled with systemic problems.
Malawi has renegotiated a $145-million deal with SA's Paramount group for patrol boats.
Candidates opposing Yoweri Museveni’s bid for a fifth term say a campaign of murder, kidnapping and intimidation makes a mockery of the polls.
And the latest one has the Herculean task of convincing the other two to let it reign supreme
Caste-based slavery deeply rooted in Mauretanian society with estimates of 156 000 people trapped
Nigeria's state officials and business leaders have stolen billions of dollars in state funds according to the country's information minister.
Africa’s oil-producing and metal-rich giants face a difficult year in which growth will be hampered.
Every year the media and assorted 'prophets' predict his death, but he keeps on keeping on.
The persecution of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs what is happening in the Middle East, according to a report.
Claims that Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is at death's door have been dismissed by journalists in that country as "part of the annual news cycle".
Striking healthcare workers put Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola in jeopardy. Harnessing open-source software and the voters’ roll solved the issue.
Hundreds of teachers have been murdered and millions of pupils terrorised in central Africa.
The concept of a bee fence offers a holistic approach to humans living in harmony with elephants in search of food or following migratory routes.
Western nations won't intervene lest they upset a strategic partnership or usher in another despot.
The declaration by authorities was met with mixed emotions, the memory of the virus that has left more than 2 500 people dead still too fresh.
Zambia's Treasury is considering reintroducing regulations to make the kwacha the country's only legal currency again.