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AU Summit 2014: Transforming Africa’s Agriculture

The African Union's 22nd Annual Summit gets underway in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa at a time when the AU is grappling with conflict in several member countries In 2013, delegates at the African Union...

#AfricanNationsInHighSchool: online satire sees African countries depicted as students

19 year old Siyanda, a writer and student at the Univeristy of Botswana, asked her Twitter followers one question: This started the hashtag #AfricanNationsInHighSchool which saw a satirical portrayal of African countries as students in...

2013 in Review

For Africa, the year 2013 has been a year of mixed outcomes. It has been a year that started on a high note with African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa to chart a new...

African migrants

The issue of African migrants has long been concern for Western nations, struggling to accommodate the new arrivals, and African states facing a "brain drain" with their citizens leaving to seek new opportunities.  Since...

Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

Kenya marked 50 years of independence on Thursday 12th December https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0eTBG3fvYQ 10 heads of state were in attendance The celebrations began on Wednesday night as the President re-enacted the hoisting of the flag 50 years ago. On Thursday,...

France hands over border documents to AU

The French government on 29th November 2013 handed over the true and complete copies of 45 Agreements relating to African borders to the African Union Commission. The maps and plans are a collection of...

Space Exploration in Africa

China successfully launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon last week. The Chang'e-3 lunar probe, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the...

Piracy in Africa

The Gulf of Guinea, a crucial transit area for international shipping, is also  considered one of the world’s most dangerous waters. It has become the continent’s hotspot for piracy with warnings that the rate...

SAVING HEARTS IN TANZANIA: Country’s first pediatric heart surgeon aims to make a difference

Tanzania, one of the world's least developed countries, is struggling to meet the basic healthcare needs of its 45 million strong population. The major health threats are malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS. The government, supported...

Mozambique Elections

CCTV's Julie Scheier is in Mozambique covering the election, this is her report on the latest developments in the country: Since late October and after more than 20 years of peace, the ruling party Frelimo and former...