By Martin Plaut - 19 November 04:59
Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania are to form “High Level Prosperity Partnerships” with the UK. But this odd collection of new partners has one thing in common: all have oil or gas deposits.
By Sophie McBain - 02 October 11:28
A new report suggests that African economies resemble those of Medieval Europe, and so hopes of sustained growth across the continent are unrealistic.
By Alan White - 11 September 02:00
It’s now nearly nine years since Bisi Alimi made the decision to come out as gay on national Nigerian television. He hasn't stopped fighting since.
By Martin Plaut - 03 September 10:42
A new deal has recognised Jubaland, a strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, as yet another quasi-independent entity in the region.
By Alan White - 04 July 12:08
While all women of reproductive age are vulnerable to suffer fistula, the underage girls who are victims of child marriages, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancies are at highest risk.
By Martin Plaut - 06 June 09:12
The British are certainly in the dock today, but so are the Kenyan authorities.
By Joe Powell - 03 March 04:14
To emulate the Labour government's achievements at Gleneagles in 2005, the Prime Minister needs to make progress on transparency and tax.
By Aoife NicCharthaigh - 01 December 03:01
A proposed new law takes state homophobia to new and sinister levels in East Africa.
By Martin Plaut - 22 November 04:17
As western powers cut back their spending on international broadcasting, China launches an offensive to win the continent's hearts and minds.
By Raziye Akkoc - 22 November 03:42
A growing number of women in Africa are attaining positions of power and influence.