Mar 21, 2013 01:01 EDT
The meeting of BRICS leaders in Durban next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers, plus South Africa.
Mar 20, 2013 17:56 EDT
West and Central African ministers have pledged to cooperate to halt the spread of sea piracy in the region at a meeting in Benin, West African bloc ECOWAS said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 07:30 EDT
South Africa's central bank held off cutting interest rates to boost the continent's largest economy Wednesday, as rising inflation bound the hands of policymakers.
Mar 20, 2013 07:12 EDT
South African consumer inflation jumped to 5.9 percent in February, all but ruling out an interest rate cut when the central bank meets Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 11:56 EDT
South Africa's currency and equities markets slumped on Tuesday after revised figures showed the country's current account in late 2012 was worse than first thought.
Mar 09, 2013 14:53 EST
Chad's 2,000-strong contingent in Mali, which has played a leading part in the fight against jihadist militants, on Saturday officially joined the regional African force deployed there.
Mar 05, 2013 18:06 EST
Claiming to have killed two Islamist leaders in the Mali conflict so far, Chad is emerging as a regional superpower whose strong army is brushing up the image of what was once most known as one of the world's poorest nations.
Feb 27, 2013 07:57 EST
South Africa's economy is expected to grow by 2.7 percent this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.
Feb 26, 2013 12:18 EST
South Africa's economy grew at 2.5 percent in 2012, according to official data released Tuesday, as growth in Africa's largest economy slowed.
Feb 18, 2013 14:48 EST
Noted anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele on Monday launched a political party to challenge the ruling ANC, which she described as riven with "corruption, nepotism and patronage."
Feb 14, 2013 15:46 EST
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday unveiled plans to review taxes, part of a plan to build a South African economy fit for the next decade and ease crippling unemployment that has spurred violent social unrest.
Feb 12, 2013 11:31 EST
A top official at the African Development Bank on Tuesday admitted the continent's breakneck growth has not yet transformed the lives of normal Africans.
Feb 07, 2013 10:11 EST
The rape and gruesome mutilation of a teenage girl in South Africa has sparked a rare outburst of anger in a country that often appears numb to sexual violence.
Feb 07, 2013 06:22 EST
Nearly a month after launching an offensive in Mali to drive out Islamist extremists, France mulled the withdrawal of its troops Thursday after asking the UN to prepare a peacekeeping force to take the baton.
Jan 29, 2013 17:13 EST
The US will provide air transportation for African troops helping battle an Islamist insurgency in northern Mali, Pentagon spokesman George Little said Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2013 11:32 EST
French-led troops Saturday seized the airport and a key bridge serving the Islamist stronghold of Gao in a stunning boost to a 16-day-old offensive on Al Qaeda-linked rebels holding Mali's vast desert north.
Jan 25, 2013 18:06 EST
The African Union is seeking to bolster the strength of the African-led force in Mali, or AFISMA, and has given member states one week to commit troops to the mission, officials said Friday.
Jan 24, 2013 09:59 EST
South Africa supports an African led military force in Mali, but understands the need for France?s swift intervention to stop a "terrorist" threat, a top diplomat said Thursday.
Jan 23, 2013 05:19 EST
Consumer prices in South Africa edged still higher in December, posing a headache for the country's central bank as it meets to discuss efforts to kick-start Africa's largest economy.
Jan 21, 2013 09:29 EST
Pirates have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker which was anchored in the Ivory Coast's economic capital of Abidjan, authorities said Monday.