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.

South Africa open to Iranian investment if new refinery goes ahead

South Africa is looking to West Africa and the Middle East, including Iran, for potential partners on a new refinery project, energy ministry officials said on Friday.

Op-ed: Tackling Africa’s energy deficit must be a priority for the continent

Access to electricity is key to Africa’s future. It is the springboard to increased prosperity and a better quality of life.

Op-ed: Over 5 years Africa has lost forests the size of England, this is...

A narrative has developed that suggests there is a trade-off between sustainable land use approaches and local economic growth. A range of innovative new jurisdictional programmes, including in Africa, have the potential to show that is not the case by reconciling competing social, economic and environmental objectives.

Op-ed: Youth are the antibodies defending our feverish mother earth

Young people can and are speeding up the response to climate change.

The role of power generation in the African economy

The role of power generation in the African economy

How to bridge Africa’s energy gap

Power is key to making Africa a force to be reckoned with. Closing Africa's energy gap could boost economic growth by 30 per cent by 2040. CNBC Africa is joined by a panel of Africa's captains of industry and commerce from the World Economic Forum 2017 in Durban to take a closer look at how we can close the energy gap and accelerate energy provision to boost economic growth on the African continent.

How to electrify Africa’s rural areas

How to electrify Africa's rural areas