afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - As Malawi faces its worst-ever corruption scandals, donors are now freezing their aid. But Charles Mkula, head of Malawi's journalists, told afrol News that this will only victimise the extremely poor country and create political chaos.
afrol News - Scientists have shown that African elephants raised in captivity can be released to the African savannah with relative ease and do fine. Trials done in Botswana give hope for re-establishing threatened elephant range states.
afrol News - Economic growth is still at healthy levels in Namibia, the latest statistical figures for the country show. Growth defies high energy prices and the slow development in neighbouring South Africa.
afrol News - On the day of the planned mass protest in the totalitarian kingdom of Swaziland, 12 April, the powerful trade union COSATU in neighbouring South Africa plans a protest march to "invade" the kingdom in solidarity.
afrol News - South African and international trade unions are facing the US retail giant Walmart in court next week to stop it from entering into the South African economy without "appropriate conditions."
afrol News - The long-awaited launch of the Regional Infrastructure Master Plan for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) later this year is expected to guide development in key infrastructure such as road, rail, ports and electricity.
afrol News - A Namibian-based diplomat at the Libyan Embassy has defected to join anti-Ghaddafi and pro-democracy movement at home and abroad. Saad Bakar (44) and his family have left Namibia for "a Mediterranean destination".
afrol News - Age is unhurriedly catching up with him as clearly as is signalled by the whitened parts of the hair on his head and on his beard. As the sun passionately kisses away Blantyre City, the nifty man indistinguishably moves with a laptop bag to the corner of the bar where he perches himself on a stool as a maître d'hôtel uninvitedly flashes a glass of white wine on the spur of the moment in front of the seemingly unnoticeable guest.
afrol News - The shores of Lake Tanganyika, a "secret" African travel destination, are shared between the four diverse countries Tanzania, Burundi, DR Congo and Zambia. The enormous lake offers unique sports fishing, wildlife, swims, vibrant African villages and cities and a fairytale colonial ferry.
afrol News - In today's "secret" African travel destination, we will take you to the most genuine parts of the otherwise well visited region of Southern Africa. In Zululand and Swaziland, original African culture is still deeply rooted.
afrol News - The difficult past of Zambia's ambiguous role in Namibia's and Angola's freedom fight is haunting current President, thus Foreign Minister, Rupiah Banda. The 1970s anti-communist Zambian regime is said to have killed Namibian freedom fighters in agreement with apartheid South Africa and Sam Nujoma. Historians confirm the allegations.