In defiance of a judgment by the African court on human and peoples’ rights,capital punishment remains — even if death sentences are never executed
The deal paves the way for a logistics company controlled by Dubai to manage all the ports in Tanzania
South Africa’s part in World War I shows the importance of collective memory in recalling the ignored names of those who died in service
Agreements with three Australian mining companies will ramp up the production of graphite and rare earth minerals, all used in the electric vehicle industry
Police say that more suspects are likely to be arrested
How does Zambia see its relationship with the US amid shifting global dynamics?
Two nonprofits are training African giant pouched rats to detect smuggled contraband in shipping containers
East African leaders are mobilising armies to intervene in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Decades ago, Zimbabwean soldiers came to Kinshasa’s aid and learnt harsh lessons
South Africa is quick to forget ubuntu or its own destabilising role when it comes to regional policies
Leaders at some African firms are looking at Francophone markets as a way to expand sales hit by Covid-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Protracted effort by authorities to evict the pastoralists in Loliondo for safari tourism has led to violent confrontation
Three interns at the Mail & Guardian write about being young in South Africa today
Celebrate the African ‘year of nutrition’ by getting stuck into some of the tastiest food the continent can dish up.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo will bring economic opportunities for the East African Community and the DRC – but it will also bring a number of major security problems
Esther Mwaikambo will be a role model to young female doctors, as she begins writing books on child health and women’s roles in medicine
Leaders typically spread power among their ‘rival allies’ to keep it and co-opt enough of those elites in exchange for political support.
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
New scientific research shows the oil company understood the science before it became a public issue and spent millions to promote misinformation
Greenpeace team says it has obtained leaked records of countries asking scientists to water down upcoming scientific report on climate change
But inequality on the continent will continue to grow unless disparities in the right to education are ended
South Africa’s new military weapon takes a leaf out of the Libyan rebel forces’ handbook as it lands in Mozambique to fight insurgents
African leaders’ sartorial choices have been communicating their political orientations for centuries
A six-month investigation reveals ‘degrading and discriminatory’ treatment at health centres in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Governments’ interruption of social media is censorship is a way to control the flow of information online and amounts to censorship
Standard Bank says it has insisted on good environmental assessments, resettlement plans and fair compensation
African states are starting to withdraw from rights bodies when rulings go against them
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
Even when only one result is possible, elections can tell us a lot about what’s really going on
Mozambique is starting to accept it needs more than private military aid to fight the Islamic State insurgency
Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s death came after weeks of denial, but reporting on the fitness of African leaders can be perilous for journalists
Magufuli will be remembered for rolling back Tanzania’s democratic gains, making the country an unwelcome investment destination and denying the existence of the Covid-19 pandemic
Everything you need to know about South Africa’s options for holding municipal polls — and the dangers we face.