Economic Community Of West African States

Gambians get behind a movement to Barrow to his word

The constitution puts him on fairly firm ground but citizens of post-dictatorship Gambia are determined to hold their leader to account

No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

Nigeria's borders crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning that the shutdown is harming prosperity

East Africa won’t tackle Burundi crisis

Maybe regional leaders should follow the West African playbook

Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018

The leaders for life will face challenges. Debt levels and servicing costs will plague governments. And conflict hotspots won’t cool down

​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review

This has been another tough year for the world, and the African continent has endured more than its fair share of conflict and crises.

​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review

Not feeling so hopeful? Click here for the other side of the coin in our ‘Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review’.

Germany to supply Mali with two transport planes

Germany has said it would supply two transport planes for the mission against rebels in Mali, in a bid to assist the country's fragile government.

Guinea-Bissau warns against foreign interference

Guinea-Bissau's junta has vowed to defend itself from interference as the international community condemns a two-year transition government.

Mali waits for junta to stand down after president resigns

Mali is waiting anxiously to see if the military junta would restore democracy after the toppled president formally resigned.

West African nations lift sanctions imposed on Mali

West African leaders have lifted all sanctions imposed on Mali with immediate effect following the agreement on restoring the constitutional order.

Ecowas presents Mali junta with ultimatum

Ecowas has warned the Mali junta that it will close all its land borders and freeze the nation's bank account if it does not step aside.

SA at centre of Côte d’Ivoire row

The battle for control of Côte d'Ivoire moved to Pretoria this week as lobby­ists for the presidential rivals tried to swing the SA government.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.