Africa

News and views from Africa

South Africa under pressure over Mugabe

South Africa's national labour body is heaping pressure on its government to request the resignation of neighbouring Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe...

Kenya corruption charges rattle relations

A former Kenyan anti-corruption czar responsible for distributing a tape that implicates his government in corruption is facing allegations he was a spy for Britain.

Kenya corruption charges rattle international relations

A former Kenyan anti-corruption czar responsible for distributing a tape that implicates his government in corruption is facing allegations he was a spy for Britain.

More African countries on US aid freeze list

Kenya is set to be the fourth African country to lose military aid from the United States following its refusal to sign an Immunity Agreement…

Kenya murder case sparks Massai outrage

Murder charges against a British aristocrat and prominent Kenyan farmer have been dropped by prosecutors, sparking public outrage…

Malawian mayor jailed for theft

The mayor of Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, has been jailed for three years for theft from the State and corruption…

Kenyan varsity honours Nobel prize winner

Noble prize winner Laureate Wangari Maathai has been awarded a honorary degree during the 32nd graduation ceremony of Kenya’s University of Nairobi…

Nobel Peace winner set for jubilant homecoming

Villagers in Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai’s native Nyeri home rolled out the red carpet long before her homecoming party was scheduled…

Paying for Africa's online shopping spree

Fraud is one of Africa's biggest industries, and the anonymity of the web offers hi-tech thieves protection from detection. That is, until they're caught out by a reporter…

Sudan: Millions to starve unless aid gets through

A quarter of a million died of hunger in the Sudanese region of Darfur in 1984. Now the UN warns such a catastrophe could happen again if it can't reach those who need help.

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