West Africa

We must continue to empower women entrepreneurs to grow Africa

If we increase the number of high-growth, women-founded startups, they can bridge the inclusivity gaps in their respective economies and societies

To silence Africa’s guns, empower its youth

It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people

To really silence the guns, the AU’s resolve must be stronger

Conflict in Africa — and the world — is on the rise. The continent needs to take concrete measures to stop the escalating violence

Guinea opposition leaders jailed

Rights group criticised the ruling, saying “no one should be detained for having organised or called for a peaceful demonstration”.

West Africa’s failed ‘war on drugs’

It is clear that West Africa’s drug laws are doing more harm than good, writes former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo

DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict

The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern DRC has risen to 73 as ongoing conflicts in the region stymie containment efforts

Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie

They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.

The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.

A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone

The poor country epitomises the step-by-step realisation of democracy taking place in Africa

Seven things you should know about this country’s largest Lassa fever outbreak

Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.

Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence

Activists have erected barricades in several neighbourhoods in the capital, Conakry

Latest

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

Press Releases

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