Old rivals NZ, South Africa in medal table battle for fifth at Commonwealth Games

Old rivals NZ, South Africa in medal table battle for fifth at Commonwealth Games

Last updated 10:34, April 15 2018 ANTHONY AU-YEUNG/PHOTOSPORT Dylan Collier, left, and Vilimoni Koroi, along with the rest of the men’s sevens team, will be looking to close out the 2018 Commonwealth Games in style for New Zealand. Two fabled sporting rivals will battle right to the end of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with New Zealand […]

In Africa, hope grows for imperiled elephants

In Africa, hope grows for imperiled elephants

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world’s worst poaching has happened. It wasn’t a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a tranquilizer. Soon she was snoring loudly, and they propped open her trunk with […]

South Africa's Winnie Mandela to be laid to rest in Soweto funeral

South Africa's Winnie Mandela to be laid to rest in Soweto funeral

Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the ceremony, which follows a private service at her home. Mourners followed Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin in procession into the stadium, where the funeral began with the singing of the national anthem. Her daughters, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Zindzi Mandela, and grandson, Zondwa Mandela, are among the speakers at […]

Africa's Richest Woman to Speak at Yale Student Event

Africa's Richest Woman to Speak at Yale Student Event

On April 13, Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is scheduled to speak at a student-led event at Yale University. Dos Santos is the former chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company, and the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. She also has been accused of corruption and graft. In 2015, Transparency International, […]

Steinhoff Starts Sale of $321 Million of Shares in Africa Unit

Steinhoff Starts Sale of $321 Million of Shares in Africa Unit

Steinhoff International Holdings NV started the sale of 200 million shares in the embattled retailer’s African operations to settle debt and further shore up its balance sheet following an accounting scandal late last year. The move follows similar disposals of stock in South Africa’s KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd. and investment holdings company PSG Group Ltd. […]

KENYA: Africa splitting into two

KENYA: Africa splitting into two

The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area What the Kenya earth collapse means for Uganda Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | Western Uganda’s border will one day be one endless ocean shore with beaches similar to those at Mombasa […]

Standard Bank eyes expansion into francophone West Africa

Standard Bank eyes expansion into francophone West Africa

South Africa’s Standard bank is set to expand its operations into francophone West Africa. The bank is riding on a chinese investment drive into Ivory Coast to establish a foothold in the region. Chinese authorities and companies have committed over $7.5 billion over the next few years to invest in infrastructure in the Ivory Coast. […]

Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first issue is scheduled to be […]