Chris Stein

@AFP journalist covering Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and the African Union.

Trump warns Tiananmen-style Hong Kong crackdown would harm trade deal

The US president's comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive pivotal high-level talks aimed at ending their trade war.

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet — report

There were many similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 flight which crashed last October

Black boxes show ‘clear similarities’ with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

Annuncement comes a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummets into a field minutes into its flight, killing all onboard

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Airlines in Ethiopia, China, South Africa, Indonesia and the Cayman Islands said Monday they were suspending operations by their 737 MAX 8 fleets

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing 157

People from 35 countries and one UN passport-holder were on board flight ET 302 when it ploughed into a field southeast of Addis Ababa

Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election

The former military ruler was first elected as civilian president of Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer in 2015

Boko Haram displaced feel forgotten amid Nigeria election fever

More than 27 000 people have been killed since the Boko Haram conflict began in 2009 and some 1.8-million others are still displaced

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

After 20 years of bloody conflict and grim stalemate, the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is bustling once again

Hope, scepticism as warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people

Song, dance and tears as Ethiopian flight lands in Eritrea

The emotion-filled Ethiopian Airlines flight took off less than two weeks after the neighbouring countries declared an end to two decades of bloodshed

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’

The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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