Thursday, 22nd February 2024


17 Nov
A United Nations treaty among delegates meeting in Nairobi could be decisive in tackling the global plastic pollution crisis. But some African nations are already spearheading efforts for a sustainable, plastic-free continent.
8 Nov
Mali has announced plans to build several nuclear power plants in cooperation with Russian energy firm Rosatom. But is such an undertaking feasible?
5 Nov
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Tanzania to forgive Germany's colonial abuses. Germany had colonies in several African countries before the end of World War I. Centuries later, the government has begun to come to terms with its colonial past.
17 Oct
Increased use of machinery and technology in agriculture is a key solution to Africa’s food insecurity, experts have advised. Should Africa scale up mechanization to alleviate hunger?
11 Oct
Even though a Kenyan court has temporarily halted Kenya's plans to send police to Haiti, the question still remains: why did Kenya volunteer to lead the UN-backed force in the first place?
11 Sep
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) suspended Gabon after General Oligui Nguema was sworn in as transitional president. Here is all you need to know about the regional bloc.
10 Sep
As a former colony of France in Africa, Gabon does not only have state structures based on the French model but the two economies are closely interwoven too.
1 Sep
The Russian mercenary outfit Wagner Group is likely to strengthen its activities in Africa despite the death of its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, analysts predict. The group’s operations may remain under new management or be subsumed into another Russian paramilitary group. But where on the continent does the group operate, and what does it gain by being in Africa?
18 Aug 2023
Niger has been an important ally for Western countries in fighting Islamist groups and is a major transit route from Africa to Europe. Economically, the African country is also a significant uranium exporter.
3 Aug 2023
Internal power struggles, lack of trust and cohesive unity have contributed to fragmentation of opposition outfits in some African nations. These challenges— according to political analysts— have made it difficult for most opposition parties to effectively promote democracy.
1 Aug 2023
ECOWAS says it will use force if coup leaders in Niger don't cede power before the end of the week. Here is all you need to know about the regional bloc.
27 Jul 2023
Critics of Russia's engagement with countries in Africa usually talk about a relationship based on an "exchange of weapons for natural resources". That relationship is back in focus as the second Russia-Africa summit opens in St. Petersburg. Who ultimately benefits most - Russia or Africa?


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Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
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The UEFA Champions League returns this midweek with heavyweight matches between Spanish and Italian teams SSC Napoli and Barcelona FC. Ayomide Sotunbo previews the game on this edition of The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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Aceh is a staunchly conservative province of Indonesia and the only region in the world's most populous Muslim country that implements the Islamic law, Shariah.
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The government will unveil its latest economic forecasts for 2024 on Wednesday, with media reports suggesting a sharp downgrade to a mere 0.2 percent growth. In its autumn projections, the government was still expecting output to expand by 1.3 percent.
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May 29 is set as the date when South Africa's ruling ANC party will face voters for what may be the first real challenge to its domination of the political landscape. Also, Guinea's ruling junta doubles down on its dissolution of the government by announcing further restrictions.
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A veteran satellite is to make an uncontrolled descent to Earth this week after almost three decades in orbit. But the European Space Agency says debris from the ERS-2 is highly unlikely to hit anyone.