North Africa

Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa

Algerian ambassador to South Africa Abd-El-Naceur Belaid called for stronger economic partnerships between Algeria and South Africa at an Algeria-South Africa trade and investment...

Remembering Africans’ role in ending World War 2

Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in bringing an end to the war, which was fought across Africa, Europe and the East, yet there is not much known about their contribution.

Portal to boost African music

Music In Africa plans to get the world's ears tuned to the music of the continent. It's an online portal that serves the African music industry – whether that be producers in Harare, musicians in New York or singers in the Dakar. Africa offers much diversity and talent, and that needs to be offered to the world.

Africa’s economic rise is real – EY report

Despite clear evidence of sustained progress, many remain sceptical about Africa. A new report by Ernst and Young highlights the continent's tremendous economic progress over the past two decades with the message: Africa's rise is real.

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa on the rise

Foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, with the continent's share of global FDI projects at its highest level in a decade, and improved perceptions making it the second-most attractive investment destination in the world, according to Ernst & Young's 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey.

Films explore urban African tapestry

Six short films, making up the African Metropolis series, place the dynamic, growing cities of Africa on the big screen. "These films represent Africa in conversation with itself," explains one of the featured directors. The series has been screened at several international festivals.

Cape Town nabs first World Travel Market Africa

Cape Town has put on its best autumn dress for the World Travel Market Africa, being held in the city for the first time...

SA, Sweden look to increase trade

Trade between Sweden and South Africa has increased significantly over the past couple of years but has the potential to grow further, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told the 7th South Africa-Swedish Binational Commission in Stockholm on Thursday.

SA, IEA to cooperate on cleaner energy

South Africa has signed a work plan with the International Energy Agency that will see the country moving closer to realising its objectives on cleaner energy.

A brief history of Bafana Bafana

South Africa's national football team, Bafana Bafana ("The Boys"), has a relatively short international history, only playing its first match in 1992 – two years before the country's first democratic elections.
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