African countries are charged astronomical interest rates when borrowing from international institutions while developed countries get sweeter terms, says an outspoken former top African Union envoy. But is Arikana Chihombori-Quao correct?
A video of two small boys in a martial arts stance, tears running down their faces, has more than 10 million views on Twitter. We tracked it down to a Chinese video sharing app and found a possible link to Zambia or Malawi. Can you help?
A top drug firm executive said Nigeria registers the most new cases of diabetes in the region and that 5 million people in the country are living with the disease. Do the claims get a clean bill of health?
Africa is one continent but how many countries? we were asked. The answer is more complicated than you might think but, simply put, there are 55 states that are recognised by either the AU or the UN or both.
In an open letter to the South African president, one of the country’s big labour unions and an organisation representing African migrant communities called for the identification of areas where xenophobic attacks might occur. Migration expert Alexandra Hiropoulos introduces Xenowatch, a project aiming to provide the building blocks to do that.
Have you heard of the country called Africa? It’s home to the world’s ‘rape capital’, a place where you can’t drink the tap water, the people are drunkards and teenage pregnancy is increasing. (Except none of it is true.)