News and views from Africa

The Africa Index shows strong economic performance throughout the continent

The Africa Index is by far the most up to date assessment of economic activity in Africa, and provides the only monthly data covering all sectors of the African economy. The Headline Sales Managers’ Index (see chart below) shows that over the past year, economic growth in the African continent has been very vigorous.  

Terry Pratchett hears the orangutans’ long call

Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and Trustee of the Orangutan Foundation, returns to the forests of Borneo to see what hope there is for the endangered orangutan whilst facing his own personal challenges.

Ex child soldier's charity hold online auction to fundraise for school in home town

Gua Africa, the charity founded by South Sudanese former child soldier and activist Emmanuel Jal, is holding a very special auction on eBay during 10th-19th February 2012.

New Inspirational Fiction Transports Readers to A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal (2011) is an inspirational novel set in Historical Africa of the early 60’s.

Women’s conference leaves Liberians out in the cold

An international conference aimed at the empowerment of women has caused a stir in the host country’s capital Monrovia after slums were bulldozed to give delegates world-class views from their hotels.

Mixed reactions in Africa’s anti-graft fight

Anti-corruption campaigns are increasingly geared towards silencing leaders' political opponents, say accused…

Botswana’s lake that came back to life

Only animals had not written off Lake Ngami, an inland lake in north-west Botswana famous for the birds that breed on its shores...

Top UK court rules on Iraqi deaths

Britain's Highest Court Rules on Case of 6 Iraqis Killed by British Troops

Malawi warns Western tobacco dealers

Malawi's president warns foreign tobacco merchants he will expell them if they continue to offer low prices...

Malawian pastors want Veep released

Malawian Vice President Cassim Chilumpha has won the sympathy of the clergy who are demanding his unconditional release from house arrest...


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