AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel after Mali attacks

A bombing aimed at French soldiers on patrol in Mauritania's troubled north killed four civilians and injured over 20 people, including four soldiers

Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel

A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern

Niger’s a reminder of why US military presence in Africa needs constant scrutiny

The deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last month highlighted the nature and implications of US military presence in Africa.

Mauritania: New flag, same old president

Critics argues that a controversial referendum is the first step towards abolishing term limits

UN says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger

The United Nations (UN) said 61 people have died of meningitis since January in Niger, despite mass vaccinations to prevent a possible epidemic.

Full veil banned in Niger over Boko Haram fears

Authorities in Niger have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region by women wearing the religious garment.

Taking on Boko Haram: African forces on the ground

Four African armies, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger are currently on the ground directly engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.

More than 100 Boko Haram militants killed by forces in Niger

A total of 109 Boko Haram fighters have been killed by soldiers responding to attacks on two towns in Niger near the border with Nigeria.

Niger: Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest claim more lives

Charlie Hebdo gunman Cherif Kouachi was buried meanwhile anti-Charlie Hebdo unrest in Niger leaves 10 people dead.

Niger: They will be forbidden from dying

Niger wants to ban women and children from crossing the Sahara after 92 died in the desert.

Niger migrants die of thirst in Sahara

Dozens of migrants from Niger heading for Algeria have died of thirst in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down, say local officials.

Niger leads the world in child mortality reduction rates

Nongovernmental groups say Niger is the top country that managed to reduce its child mortality rates since 1990.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

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New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders