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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria

18/12/2014 13:32:54

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid.

IMF hails Burundi’s ECF as broadly satisfactory

18/12/2014 11:31:02

The International Monetary Fund has hailed Burundi’s performance under the ECF-supported programme as broadly satisfactory.

Ebola threatens food security of 1 million

18/12/2014 11:18:53

The number of people facing food insecurity in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015.

Oil prices slash Nigeria 2015 GDP growth

18/12/2014 05:55:20

Nigeria's economy will grow 5.5 per cent in 2015, down from an earlier projection of 6.4 percent, due to lower oil revenues.


Brent edges up to $62.35 after earlier crash in volatile trade

15/12/2014 08:49:55

Oil markets saw volatile trading in Asia on Monday as Brent prices first fell to a 5-1/2 year low.

Oil sinks below $63 to lowest in over 5 years on glut, weak demand

12/12/2014 11:12:51

Brent crude oil slipped on Friday to below 63 dollars a barrel.

Sliding rand helps South African shares rebound, gold miners shine

11/12/2014 06:48:26

South African stocks rebounded on Wednesday.

Implats expects more than 20% drop in HEPS

09/12/2014 09:58:59

Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) HEPS for the half year ending 31 December 2014 are expected to be lower than the comparable figures.

Special Reports

Introducing clean cooking solutions to Africa

28/11/2014 09:00:41

Traditional stoves and open fires for cooking may become a thing of the past with the introduction of clean alternative cooking solutions.

The next generation in cyber security

28/11/2014 08:49:02

With cyber criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated, technology has had to evolve more rapidly and is being introduced to South Africa.

Innovative energy storage devices to solve Africa’s power problems

21/11/2014 07:14:00

Energy storage devices could be used as a viable solution for power outages in South Africa as well as across the continent.

Healthcare innovation, vital to Africa’s economic growth

21/11/2014 06:14:58

Poor healthcare remains an issue in Africa however, innovations aimed at tackling African focused issues could increase economic growth.


Please beat the count Ali

24/10/2014 12:54:21

There are many Africans who are praying that Muhammad Ali will beat the count and rise from the hospital bed where he lies critically ill.

The rise of the island paradise

03/10/2014 11:32:19

From the moment you step on the plane you know Mauritius means business.

TB Joshua Lagos church collapse: the cheapness of life in Africa

19/09/2014 14:41:52

As a journalist, it makes me sick.

Farewell to a brave journalist: Steven Sotloff

05/09/2014 16:33:11

I never read any of his work, yet this week I mourn the gentle soul that was lost to journalism this week.

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