South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report

JUBA/GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to...

Shell Nigeria considering investment in gas project in Niger Delta

Shell is considering whether to invest in a gas project in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub.

S.Africa aims to choose company for nuclear project by year-end

Russian energy group Rosatom is a contender for South Africa's nuclear expansion project and the country will award the contract by the end of the year.

Nigeria says half of govt food aid never reached victims of Boko Haram

At least half of Nigerian government food aid sent northeast for hungry people driven from their homes by Boko Haram has been "diverted" and never reached them.

Saudi Arabia bans imports of Egyptian strawberries

Saudi Arabia is banning imports of Egyptian strawberries due to pesticide residues.

De Beers, Namibia launch world’s biggest diamond exploration ship

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers on Thursday launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia.

South Africa raises mining sector black ownership requirement to 30 percent

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa has raised the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent but has...

Plain packaging rules in Georgia violate the rule of law

Any regulation should adhere to the precepts of the rule of law absolutely

Congo tells consortia to form joint bid for Inga 3 hydro project

Democratic Republic of Congo asked Chinese and Spanish consortia to join together and submit a single bid for hydro project.

Storms in South Africa’s Cape fail to stem water shortages

South Africa's tourist capital Cape Town remains gripped by critical water shortages despite being lashed by torrential rains last week.

Aid groups seek to turn on funding tap to douse drought crises

The humanitarian world is still struggling to find a timely way to tackle "slow-onset" crises like droughts.

Elon Musk is leaving presidential councils over withdrawal from Paris accord

Elon Musk said Thursday he will leave his positions on three presidential councils after Trump said the U.S. will leave the Paris Agreement.

S.Africa’s Sasol to apply for delay to 2020 air pollution deadline

South African petrochemicals group Sasol will apply to postpone a 2020 deadline for meeting stricter air pollution laws, the company said on Wednesday.

Heavy rain in Ivory Coast raises flooding fears in cocoa areas

Abundant rainfall fell last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions, sparking fears that flooding could hinder harvesting.
Without aid

Our world of plenty is on the brink of unprecedented famine. We must act...

The fundamental responsibility, yes, lies with those countries and the warring parties across the contexts. They must meet their most basic obligations to protect their people, provide services and uphold the safe passage of aid.

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

Italy had hoped to make Africa the major focus of the annual G7 gathering.

Saudi energy minister says 9-month extension is the ‘safe bet’ which should do the...

Oil prices fell on Thursday morning as traders reacted to comments from OPEC delegates ahead of a widely anticipated extension of the OPEC-led production cut agreement.

Ivory Coast to build 25 MW solar power station

Ivory Coast plans to build a 25-megawatt solar power plant in the north of the country as it seeks to bolster a strained power grid with renewables, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area

Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".

OPEC heads towards supply cut extension as Saudi signals most on board

OPEC and other oil producers are on course to agree an extension of supply cuts.