South Africa will introduce a national minimum wage of 3,500 rand (261 dollars) per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, following protracted negotiations between the government and labour unions.
South Sudan has signed the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), the Chief Executive Officer of Stop Ivory, John Stephenson, said on Monday.
Mr Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, has called for better narratives about Africa, saying there are better things about the continent than crises.
Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday, whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services.
The Tunisian government sacked its minister of religious affairs on Friday, a day after he made controversial statements on Saudi Wahhabism, a statement by the Tunisian government said.
South Africa’s main opposition party made major gains against the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in local elections, preliminary results showed Friday, with the ANC suffering major losses for the first time since it came to power 20 years ago.
Thirty-two troops have been killed in a clash with Boko Haram fighters on Niger’s border with Nigeria, Niger’s defence ministry said on Saturday, one of deadliest tolls inflicted by the jihadists.
President Recef Erdoghan of Turkey, has expressed the country’s readiness to ensuring that the Turkish development assistance to African countries are in line with the priorities of African countries and African Union.
There were smoke alerts aboard EgyptAir Flight 804 in the minutes before it crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, according to flight data CNN obtained Friday from an Egyptian source.