South Africa, Botswana and Senegal have summoned US diplomats, the African Union termed Trump’s remark as ‘very racist’
Before the free schools came up, a large number of refugee children were not getting an education because their parents could not afford the fees.
Foreign forces and private contractors are training and aiding “conservation armies” to protect endangered species and fight terrorism, but there isn’t much evidence of any link between the two.
The world’s media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
Voters gave President John Mahama just one four-year term before they wielded the axe, rejecting him in an election on Wednesday that cemented Ghana’s reputation for democratic accountability in a region scarred by civil wars and coups.
A fiscal crisis had made the Mahama government vulnerable to challenge from the main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Aids to the New Patriotic Party leader Nana Akufo-Addo said he decided to stick to his prior campaign commitments, even though it meant missing the country’s only presidential debate.
The African continent appears to have the most remarkable potential for growth and transformation, but can it be sustainable?
There are numerous facts and instances that highlight just how much of an impact Gandhi’s passive resistance campaigns in India and South Africa had in West Africa.
It is important to remember that the early Gandhi had little contact with Africans and did not understand their sensitivities.
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a valuable source of protein in Ghana. But what health risks does it carry and could it spread disease further afield?
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Sedition law has been repeatedly used to harass people who criticise the state or express views contrary to that of the government on issues ranging from nationhood to specific policies.
President Mahama ordered them freed after they expressed remorse in a direct appeal, said a government statement. The men had also apologised in court.
President Pranab Mukherjee is in the midst of a six-day trip to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Namibia as a part of the Africa outreach programme to boost India’s ties with African nations.