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Huawei's presence in Africa goes far beyond selling smartphones and building mobile networks – it provides training at top universities, and offers 'smart city' services
Calls for the African Union to take action have mounted after the crackdown on June 3 on protesters who had camped outside army headquarters in Khartoum
Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries are among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp, military honors and an air force flyover at a rugby stadium in Pretoria
(UPDATED) Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday, May 25, and is expected to name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend
'Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,' says the actor and former politician
'We identified a number of reform issues that we needed to address, we are now going to do that with greater speed,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
Seats in parliament are allocated based on vote share and the party with the most representatives selects the president, who will be sworn in on May 25
With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%
'We are very worried because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next 4 days,' says a spokeswoman for the UN World Food Program
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa 'cannot be a nation of free people when so many still live in poverty'
African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo agree on 'the need for more time' for Sudanese authorities and political actors 'to implement peaceful, organized and democratic transition measures'
(UPDATED) On Twitter, Ibon Foundation executive director Sonny Africa says they are working on resurrecting the site
'When you're young your first million is important, but after, the numbers don't mean much,' says Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote
(UPDATED) 'We won't leave this area until he steps down," a protester says, referring to President Omar al-Bashir
According to an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation into anti-poaching practices across 6 countries, the World Wide Fund for Nature funds 'vicious paramilitary forces' who have killed and tortured people in national parks in Asia and Africa
Protesters accuse the government of mismanaging their economy and call on President Omar al-Bashir to step down
The Basketball Africa League, the first NBA collaboration on a league outside North America, will be launched in 2020
"This regime has to go immediately," opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi Mahdi tells hundreds of worshippers at a mosque in Omdurman, after nearly daily anti-government protests.
The crackdown has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military 14 months ago
Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN's special representative for Mali, says the 'cowardly' attack 'demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces'
(2nd UPDATE) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno sign defense and security cooperation agreements
It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah bags the African Player of the Year title anew as Egypt wins the Cup of Nations hosting rights
Fighters from the ISIS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province overrun the posts in Borno state on Tuesday, January 1, military and militia sources tell Agence France-Presse
'Millions of South African workers will benefit. This is the result of many decades of tireless struggle and is a powerful demonstration of the shared resolve of all social partners to tackle poverty and inequality,' says South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa
Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt
Problems pile up ahead of the Congolese vote, with violence at electoral rallies, inter-ethnic conflict, militia attacks in the east and an Ebola outbreak
More and more meth labs are sprouting in Nigeria, stoking fears that the country will follow in the footsteps of Mexico
In addition to the number of local residents fleeing, 53,000 other refugees from Mali continue to suffer from violence in the area
The findings suggest that the ancestors of modern people were present in north Africa at least 600,000 years earlier than scientists thought
The charred body of a priest has been recovered in the central town of Alindao, where sectarian clashes have claimed at least 37 lives this week, says Catholic Church
In one of the latest innovations in the search for eco-friendly building materials, South African university researchers create bricks using human urine
For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers
China is the single largest bilateral financier of infrastructure in Africa, exceeding the combined total of the African Development Bank (ADB), the EU, International Finance Corporation, the WB and the G8 countries
(UPDATED) A police convoy runs into an ambush in Solle town in Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali
The US First Lady attempts to step out of her husband's shadow, this Africa trip has been seen as an attempt for her to carve her own diplomatic path
Scientists hope the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats
An NGO says girls in refugee camps suffer abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are '14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict'
(UPDATED) The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers -- double the ferry's capacity -- when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island
'It’s also evidence of early humans' ability to store information outside of the human brain,' says Professor Christopher Henshilwood
Pro-whaling Japan has voted against the project, backed by commercial whaling states Iceland and Norway, as well as Russia
Xi offers the funding at the start of a two-day China-Africa summit that focused on his cherished Belt and Road initiative. The money – to be spent over the next 3 years – comes on top of $60 billion Beijing offered in 2015.
Some historians consider as genocide the massacre from 1904 to 1908 of modern-day Namibia's indigenous Herero and Nama groups by German imperial troops
(4th UPDATE) World leaders and organizations pay tribute to the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
'The basic purpose of the restraining order is to preserve the status quo until the hearing of the application for preliminary injunction. It is a preservative remedy for the protection of substantive rights and interests,' the order reads
(UPDATED) Mayor Meynard Sabili is meted with a year's suspension without pay on June 27, but maintains he has filed a motion for review and is waiting for a temporary restraining order. Meanwhile, the opposition calls for the vice mayor to take Sabili's place.
'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
His record on security has been a dominant theme, with opponents, including several former ministers, accusing him of incompetence
Delivering a speech in Johannesburg marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, Obama makes no direct reference to his successor but warns that the 'politics of fear and resentment' were spreading across the world
The former US president met Mandela only briefly in 2005 but gave a eulogy at his funeral saying Mandela 'makes me want to be a better man'