Africa In The News

Somalia hit hard by humanitarian crisis

JOHANNESBURG, May 18– The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was […]

In The News South Africa

Competitiveness boost urgently needed to meet Africa’s demographic challenges

DURBAN – The ability of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies to generate enough jobs for its young and growing population rested on the successful implementation of urgent structural reforms to boost productivity. This was the key finding of the World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, published on Thursday. According to WEF, which is hosting the WEF […]

In The News South Africa

Africa has by and large a bankruptcy of leadership, says Lindiwe Mazibuko

DURBAN – Problems on the African continent cannot be addressed with the current crop of leaders who have enjoyed decades in power but have failed dismally, former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Wednesday. “I think when we talk about responsive and responsible leadership on the continent specifically, we tend to ask the […]