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6 days ago | February 23, 2020

Locusts threaten 25m people in East Africa

Swarms of desert locusts, which have been ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa, have now crossed the ...

Malawi MPs lose bid to overturn election results

The High Court Lilongwe Registry has dismissed with costs an application by former legislators, who lost that country’s ...

EU summit collapses as leaders haggle over budget

A SUMMIT of EU leaders seeking to fill a €75 billion hole in the bloc’s budget left by Brexit dramatically collapsed ...

2 weeks ago | February 16, 2020

US strikes deal with the Taliban

American officials said on Friday they had agreed with the Taliban on a seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan ...

No quick fix for SA power woes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to overhaul the energy industry have some way to go before they provide ...

Cyclic weather patterns haunt Southern Africa

The Southern African region is facing a recurrent drought and flood challenge due to cyclic weather patterns, made worse ...

3 weeks ago | February 9, 2020

Mutharika appeals against court ruling

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ...

Africa’s capacity to tackle coronavirus improving fast

Africa’s capacity for tackling the coronavirus that emerged in China in January was improving rapidly, the US Centres ...

1 month ago | January 26, 2020

Africa battles to fight off locust invasion

Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen ...

Coronavirus spreads to Europe

China has expanded an unprecedented lockdown during the country’s most important holiday to 13 cities and at least 36 ...

BBC war reporter traumatised into quitting

The veteran war reporter Fergal Keane is stepping down from his role as BBC News’s Africa correspondent after several ...

1 month ago | January 19, 2020

Trump’s impeachment is back

HE impeachment of President Donald Trump returned to centre stage in Washington after a four-week interregnum that might ...

Key women shaping Duchess of Sussex’s world

CHERIE Blair had Carole Caplin. Princess Diana had Rosa Monckton. And the Duchess of Sussex has Jessica Mulroney, Misha ...

2 months ago | December 22, 2019

Half of Americans face obesity in 10 years

If America does not collectively adopt healthier eating habits, over half of the nation will be obese within 10 years.