democratic republic of congo

Former child soldier turns his story into a graphic novel

Children's rights activist Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped as a five-year-old and used as a child soldier in Democratic Republic of Congo. Now he has turned his story into a graphic novel. It is aimed at children from 10 years old and up. He wants to educate that age group about the issue.

South Africa and DRC to collaborate on economy projects

Following a visit by President Zuma to Democratic Republic of Congo last week, a number of new economic partnerships between the two countries are in the works. They are aimed at strengthening South Africa's relationship with the rest of Africa over the next 10 years.

The NBA comes to Africa

In a leap forward for basketball in South Africa and the continent, the NBA's first game in Africa will be played in August. The captains have been announced for the Team Africa versus Team World play off, with the African side led by Luol Deng.

Great Lakes leaders recommit to ending conflicts

South African President Jacob Zuma has returned from Luanda, where leaders attending a summit on Africa's Great Lakes region recommitted themselves to tackling ongoing conflicts in the DRC, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

SA backs African rapid response force

South Africa has pledged its full support for the African rapid response force agreed on at the African Union summit over the weekend. The interim force, proposed by President Jacob Zuma, will enable the AU to respond swiftly to regional coups, rebellions and wars.

SA-DRC pact paves way for Grand Inga

With South Africa confirmed as a key partner, the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced October 2015 as the launch date for construction of the first phase of what could eventually be the largest hydroelectric plant in the world.

Boost for polio campaign in Angola

Angola’s government has enlisted a host of powerful partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in renewed efforts to eradicate polio in the country.
Nigeria winning war against polio

Football feast for local fans

The legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup will stand South Africa in good stead when the country stages yet another spectacular football tournament, this time the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Millions to boost SA2010 legacy

African cinema on the big screen

Africa will be the main attraction at the Africa in Motion film festival, which runs from 21 October to 5 November in Edinburgh, Scotland.
SA short film makes festival finals

SA, Angola strengthen ties

South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent visit to Angola, his first state visit to an African country since his inauguration in May 2009, has borne much fruit for the two countries.