[LIBREVILLE] Desperately needed aid for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa is under threat as the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeps a continent already facing a volley of crises.

THIS week has seen growing optimism in Asia and Europe that the coronavirus crisis may have passed its peak there. Yet, while global markets have been buoyed by these developments from Wuhan to...

[WASHINGTON] A smartphone app that lets users check the eyes of newborn babies for jaundice may be an effective, low-cost way of identifying which cases need treatment, scientists reported Monday...

IN THE three years since becoming an agent for mobile e-commerce company Copia Global, Samuel Kihara has boosted revenue at his general store fivefold, opened a second shop, bought land and a...

[LAGOS] Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

[DAKAR] African countries are scrambling to avert an outbreak of the rapidly spreading coronavirus strain, as health officials warn that the poorest countries are ill-equipped to combat the deadly...

WHAT do South Africa, Ivory Coast and Morocco have in common? The three countries spread across south, west and northern Africa are all vying to build the continent's tallest building.

RUSSIA is reportedly sending soldiers and military aid to the Central African Republic in return for mining rights, and sending military advisers to neighbouring Congo. Such initiatives challenge...

[NAIROBI] The number of women and girls in poor countries embracing modern contraception has leapt by tens of millions with Africa recording the biggest gains, the organisation Family Planning...

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WITH Moscow increasingly seen as a power broker from key parts of Asia to the Middle East, it was a different continent that President Vladimir Putin had his eyes set on late last week. He hosted...