China beating Tesla, US in African lithium rush
China has beat out Tesla in a bid for a lithium mine in Nigeria as top nations race to go electric amid growing concerns over climate change.
Janet Yellen prioritizes South Africa's green energy transition during visit
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, during her 10-day visit, brought attention to South Africa's shift to using green energy sources Thursday.
China fires back at Yellen, tells US to 'cope' with its own debt
China clapped back at U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen after she accused Beijing of being a debt reform 'barrier' for Africa and told Washington to 'cope with its own debt problem.'
US investigators believe 2019 Boeing 737 crash in Ethiopia was most likely caused by impact with a bird
Authorities investigating the 2019 plane crash in Ethiopia involving a Boeing 737 Max believe an object, such as a bird, made impact with the plane before the accident.
Yellen’s South Africa visit: ‘Not especially warm welcome’
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen steps into a superpower trade and political battleground over Africa with Russia and China, as her tour of the continent takes her to South Africa on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Yellen will meet with China’s Vice Premier Liu He
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will host high-level meetings with the Chinese in an effort to ease tensions between the two countries.
WWE sets sights on Africa to find next great superstar
WWE launched its latest campaign on Tuesday as the company will scour Africa in search of the next great pro wrestler with a chance of making the roster.
Treasury sanctions arms traffickers connected to ISIS and al-Shabaab in Somalia
The Treasury Department announced sanctions against arms traffickers connected to ISIS and al-Shabaab in Somalia after a car bomb killed more than 100 people.
United Nations says billions facing food insecurity levels: ‘world is moving backwards’
A new report from the United Nations reveals the devastating setbacks in addressing the global food supply, with billions of people on the brink of starvation.
Russia-Ukraine war ‘cause for concern’ with Africa's food insecurity: Chairman Elumelu
United Bank for Africa Chairman Tony Elumelu on what Russia's invasion of Ukraine means for the continent.
Disney expanding operations to 10 anti-gay countries, regions as they go 'woke' in the US
The Walt Disney Company is expanding its media empire into at least ten anti-gay countries, regions as they go "woke" in the United States.
Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China
Tesla has a deal with an Australian company to mine graphite from Mozambique to reduce dependence on China.
South African minister objects to sale of Mandela's cell key
A South African Cabinet minister on Friday urged the cancellation of an upcoming U.S. auction of a key to the Robben Island prison cell where Nelson Mandela, the country's first Black president, was long jailed for his opposition to apartheid.
WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries
The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant.
EXPLAINER: Why quitting coal is so hard?
In the run-up to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, host Britain announced one of its goals of the conference was to consign coal to history. That turned out to be easier said that done
EXPLAINER: How US rules on international travel are changing
More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting to focus on vaccine status.
Raees Cajee, blamed by investors for billions of dollars in crypto losses, says fraction is missing
A South African cryptocurrency entrepreneur, pursued by investors who allege that billions of dollars of their digital assets have vanished, says that less than $5 million is missing.
World's third-largest diamond unearthed in Botswana
A 1,098-carat diamond believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's (AAL.L) De Beers and the government.
The perfect loser: Miss Nigeria goes viral for her reaction to losing Miss World
Miss Nigeria shows the world how to lose a competition.
Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal
Steven Weber Jr. proposed to his girlfriend through the window of their underwater hotel room in Tanzania before swimming out of view.