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.
Mali has announced plans to build several nuclear power plants in cooperation with Russian energy firm Rosatom. But is such an undertaking feasible?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?