Xan Rice

Somalia ‘invasion’ rattles Islamists

Somali Islamist rebels warned they would bring the "flames of war" to Nairobi after Kenyan forces mounted a cross-border land and air assault.

Swedish journalists on trial for terrorism in Ethiopia

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia after being arrested in a battle between state troops and rebels will go on trial today.

Early warning drowned in policy stasis

Kenya isn't a lush country. Rain falls steadily and often heavily in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu, the three main cities and the best known to tourists

Libyans fear the scorpion sting of Gaddafi’s informers

Locals call them pimps or snitches. They wear plain clothes, drive unmarked cars and are as numerous as scorpions in the Libyan desert.

The city where you ‘wait to die’

The residents of Misrata in Libya have been under siege from government forces for seven weeks.

Ugandans pay price for protest

Ugandan police have arrested the country's two main opposition leaders after they attempted to lead a protest over rising prices.

Côte d’Ivoire: rebuilding begins

While a call goes out for all fighters to lay down their arms and the UN flies in aid, analysts warn that peace will be difficult to secure.

Far from home, Chinese investors find rewards

A million Chinese people, from engineers to chefs, are leading a trade boom in Africa. <b>Xan Rice</b> hears how their lives changed after they moved.

Kato’s killing ‘not related to gay rights’

Ugandan police say the killing of activist David Kato was not related to his campaign for gay rights.

South Sudanese vote en masse for secession

Nearly 99% of Southern Sudanese voters chose secession in last month's independence referendum, clearing the way for Sudan to split in two.

‘Wikiplane’ a flight of fancy

Gabriel Nderitu's collapsible two-seater propeller plane has been built using instructions downloaded from Wikipedia.

After decades of war, a new nation is born

The referendum was put on the table only at the end of a two-decade civil war, in which an estimated two million people lost their lives.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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'

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