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Doctors’ strike exacerbates Zim health sector crisis

A monthlong nationwide strike by doctors in Zimbabwe has left thousands of patients without adequate treatment and many beds empty

2019: Africa heads into an election year

Voters in several African nations, including Nigeria and South Africa, are headed to the ballot box in 2019

Anger over dictatorship, not bread, fuelling Sudan uprising

The protest wave sweeping across Sudan was never about bread; it's a nation fed up with a decades-old military dictatorship

Who is Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege?

The gynecologist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping victims of sexual violence in the DRC

How Bush Snr’s failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties

As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilise Somalia

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Buhari denies clone rumours

Rumours that the Nigerian president had died and been replaced by a lookalike called "Jubril" have been spreading on the internet

Power vacuum in Gabon: End of the Bongo dynasty?

Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president’s powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state"

CAR’s Colonel ‘Rambo’ to face war crimes charges in The Hague

A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Tanzania's President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gay people

WHO braces for six more months of Ebola in DRC

Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Cameroon stunned by mass kidnap of children

The kidnapping of 78 children in Cameroon's Anglophone region has further exacerbated tensions

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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