The US Military Is Worried About China's Moves in Africa

The US Military Is Worried About China's Moves in Africa

The Pentagon and US State Department are reinforcing their commitment to African security and influence amid numerous reports of stepped up Chinese military and economic incursions into the region. Having established a military base in Djibouti on the coast as recently as last year, China is expanding political and military influence in the region, inspiring […]

Moody's Sees Slower South Africa Fiscal Progress Than State Does

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In central Africa, a cathedral shelters Muslims amid sectarian violence

In central Africa, a cathedral shelters Muslims amid sectarian violence

BANGUI, Central African Republic (RNS) — Hundreds of Muslims are trapped on the grounds of a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern city of Bangassou, unable to leave the compound for fear of being attacked by a Christian militia. Muslims have been attacked and murdered in the area around Bangassou, a small market city on […]

Top Africa stories: Zanu-PF on MDC court challenge, hippo kills tourist

Top Africa stories: Zanu-PF on MDC court challenge, hippo kills tourist

‘People behind Zim bombing incident now known and to be dealt with soon,’ says Mnangagwa Suspects behind a bombing incident at a Zanu-PF rally in Bulawayo in June are now known and would be dealt with after the country’s election period is concluded, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa […]

South Africa is no Turkey: It's not going to prop up the rand

South Africa is no Turkey: It's not going to prop up the rand

A jump in South Africa’s interest-rate bets may be little more than a reflection of the turmoil in Turkey. Forward-rate agreements, used to speculate on interest rates, jumped on Monday after the rand sagged – at one point dropping the most since the 2008 financial crisis – as Turkey’s crisis sapped demand for emerging-market assets. […]

You Might Soon See This Chinese Fighter All Over Africa and Latin America

You Might Soon See This Chinese Fighter All Over Africa and Latin America

Flying a high-performance jet fighter is a physically and mentally demanding skill that requires a lot of practice—but each hour flying a warplane can cost tens of thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance expenses. That’s why air forces employ lighter, easier-handling Lead-In Fighter Trainers (LIFTs) to give pilots a chance to accumulate real-life experience […]

Space programs will boost development in Africa

Space programs will boost development in Africa

The fascinating space adventures of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the future of business and industry here on Earth. Rockets and space are increasingly important to Africa, where more countries have been partnering to launch or are launching their own satellites. Still, discussions here remain more prosaic than […]

South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

Overview Sri Lanka v South AfricaR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo4th ODISunday 12 August, 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in the fourth game. A strong batting performance was supported by a brilliant effort with the ball as the hosts clinched a three-run […]

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