China snatches up Zambia's state-run power company in southern Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s economic strategy of predatory lending to indebt poor nations and then take over critical infrastructure once a country defaults on its loans is on full disp...

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

BEIJING (AP) — A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality b...

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Botswana, long an elephant refuge, faces poaching threat

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group says elephant poaching has increased in Botswana, which has long been viewed as a rare refuge for elephants in Africa. Mike Chase, director o...

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Congo: International arrest warrant for opposition's Katumbi

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile since 2016. Justice Minister A...

Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti deported from Zambia after asylum bid rejected, despite court order

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti deported from Zambia after asylum bid rejected, despite court order.

Zimbabwe top opposition figure Tendai Biti denied asylum in Zambia, being deported shortly

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe top opposition figure Tendai Biti denied asylum in Zambia, being deported shortly.

The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition official freed, lawyer says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's disputed election (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has be...

Zimbabwe authorities arrest opposition leader Tendai Biti

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested. Nqobizitha Mlilo, the lawyer, said Biti was arrested Wednesday while t...

Congo opposition leader Katumbi blocked from returning home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman says Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has been blocked from entering the country to register as a candidate in December's long-delayed presidential election. ...

Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' faces tough challenges as president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He's known as "the Crocodile," named after a small band of guerrillas battling white minority rule in the land once known as Rhodesia. Now the 75-year-old Emmerso...

National Geographic Taps into a Community of World-Renowned Wildlife Cinematographers and Photographers to Bring Viewers the Four-Night Multi-Platform Event YELLOWSTONE LIVE

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Beginning Sunday, August 5, at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT, National Geographic will embark on the journey of a lifetime with the summer’s biggest and boldest live tele...

UAE Exchange Rebrands Its Africa Operations as Unimoni

NAIROBI, Kenya--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 16, 2018--UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “ Unimo...

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

CROOKS CORNER, South Africa (AP) — Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life," is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldes...