The world was treated to a display at the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela of how South Africa was freed from apartheid and became a democracy: a feisty, even bloody-minded citizenry determined to
New research suggests that some AIDS patients are developing drug intolerance and severe side effects and will now have to switch to new, more expensive antiretroviral regimens.
By Ignatius Banda, Cape
An anti-slavery campaign group says in a new report that Nigeria has the highest number of people living in what it describes as "modern slavery" in Africa, while Mauritania has Africa's – and the world's – hig
Meet a Naija incarnation of the blackface character ever-present in the Dutch story of Sinterklaas. But this Zwarte Piet is more than just a fleeting holiday figure. He’s Africa’s answer to hassle-free migration to Europe...
A new report on corruption in Uganda names President Yoweri Museveni as one of those responsible for what it calls widespread "bribery, nepotism, and misuse of official positions and resources" in the country.
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women’s representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them.