South Africa: BREAKING NEWS: Passenger Rail Service Placed Under Administration

The troubled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Prasa, has been placed under administration, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced.

South Africa: National Assembly Adopts Rules to Remove Chapter 9 Heads

The National Assembly adopted the rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector, on Tuesday.

South Africa: EFF Occupies Farm of Traditional Healer's Alleged Killer

The Economic Freedom Fighters party has "taken over" the farm of Fritz Joubert after he allegedly killed his friend and traditional healer Anele Hoyana during a "cleansing ceremony gone wrong", The Sowetan reports. Hoyana was reportedly mentoring Joubert to became a healer.

Rwanda: President Kagame and First Lady Join Gasabo Residents for Umuganda

President Paul Kagame on Saturday morning urged hundreds of residents of Rugando Cell, Kimihurura Sector in Gasabo District to continue working together for the development of the country.

Kenya: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services That Connects At-Risk Persons to PrEP in Kenya

In June 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their list of medicines deemed essential, these are drugs that every person should have access to, should they need it, no matter where they are. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection made it to that list. Kenya is the second country on the continent, after South Africa, to

Africa: Battling HIV and Aids Through a Community-Led Approach

Guest Column - Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed incredible strides to halt the spread of HIV, offering a future to those with the virus through advancements in treatment and care. However, it is a mistake to consider the battle against Aids as drawing to a conclusion.

Congo-Kinshasa: At Least 26 Dead After Congo Plane Crashes in Residential Area

Emergency officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 26 people died when an airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday.

Africa: Reclaiming our Power - Reimagining the Global Agenda for Women and Girls

Guest Column - Last week, world leaders gathered in Nairobi for ICPD+25 to celebrate 25 years since the 1994 launch of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) , a convening space that has advocated for the wellbeing of women and girls around the world and invested in their efforts to promote equality and reduce gender-base

South Africa: Africa Unite Concert Cancelled After Outcry Over Burna Boy

All those who were looking forward to see Burna Boy perform in Mzansi are left with a heavy heart.

Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

Guest Column - In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded.

South Africa: Minister Gordhan to Meet Striking Airline Unions

A meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and striking unions at South African Airways (SAA) has been called to mitigate the industrial action by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), Fin24 reports.

Ethiopia: Press Freedom Under Siege Again in the New Ethiopia

Ethiopian press freedom gained a much-needed push thanks to reforms by prime minister Abiy Ahmed. But already the push back is occurring.