Although we read that Africa is making great strides, most of its countries, particularly those South of the Sahara, are still at the bottom of any measures of human wellbeing.
South Africa is working to create its own generic pharmaceuticals industry. Its success depends on being able to be independent of big pharma companies.
In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.
The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5th at the age of 95 and after prolonged bouts of illness hardly came as a surprise to most South Africans.
The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe voiced ANC concern this week at increasing disunity in trade union federation Cosatu.
South Africans marched across the country in support of a trade union campaign against electronic tolling on motorways and privatizing roads.
Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.
Before the Westgate attack, Kenya had successfully thwarted a number of terrorist plots. The coming days and weeks are likely to see more beefed up, continent-wide efforts to counter terrorism.
The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.