The past shows that aid and development models cannot resolve the continent's inherent problems.
International help and pledges fall far short of the $65-million needed to deal with the disaster.
The future of drone technology is about to come dramatically to life at a tech conference in Cape Town, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Summit season comes with degrees of "equal partnership" talk, but despite this the headlines are usually around promised money.
Sufficient political will is all we need to get the 58-million children not in school into classrooms by the end of next year, says Andris Piebalgs.
Newly inaugurated Malawian President Peter Mutharika has said he will seek to build relationships with countries such as Russia and China.
Sweden says it will stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into seven Spanish football clubs after complaints they accepted illegal state aid.
The UN, Australia and the US have mobilised emergency aid as the scale of the devastation unleashed by super typhoon Haiyan emerges.
The EU will pledge more than half a-billion euros to help Mali rebuild after months of conflict, says the European Commission President.
Britain has announced that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy.
Two of Malawi's biggest donors, the World Bank and former colonial power Britain, have announced big new aid packages.
The government of South Sudan will have to cope with serious shortages in many areas, despite its bountiful oil reserves.
The European Union is providing seed and fertiliser worth $22,73-million to small-scale Zimbabwean farmers, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.
This year what is on everyone's mind is: will donors sustain their commitments or will they buckle under the global financial crisis?
With its coffers desperately dry, one would expect that any aid to Zimbabwe would be a source of much cheer to the country's struggling government.
Zimbabwe needs $719-million in urgent humanitarian help in 2009, as the country struggles to attract Western aid in an attempt to emerge from a decade
After years when billions have been spent on aid in Africa, donors are now picking up on a new trend to put their money on the continent's entrepreneurs.
Donors should not resume development aid to Zimbabwe until the power-sharing government ends human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday