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FAMINE ­ War, insurgency and drought leave 20m facing ‘devastating food insecurity’



The UN has warned that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organisation was founded in 1945. It says 20m people face “devastating levels of food insecurity” in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia an...


Shortcuts: Updates from Monaco, Ethiopia and Qatar


Those not content with having a €2.4m Bugatti Chiron sports car in their garage can now splash out on a matching boat, thanks to a new collaboration between the supercar maker and Monaco­based yacht builder Palmer Joh...


NEW CURRENCY : Somalia to relaunch banknotes in effort to beat counterfeiters


Somalia, a country where up to 98 per cent of local banknotes are fake, is about to embark on the massive task of taking back control of its currency. With the help of the International Monetary Fund, Mogadishu plans...


Rising stars on show at Africa By Design


Next week, at the Nubuke Foundation in the Accra suburb of East Legon, 21 designers from six sub­Saharan countries will be featured at Africa by Design. "Design has a significant role in African culture," says organi...


Barclays seals divorce agreement with African subsidiary


Barclays has reached agreement with its African subsidiary about the details of their divorce, a key step before the British bank can sell more shares in its Johannesburg­listed offshoot. Two people briefed on the ma...


DP World wins tribunal case against Djibouti over bribe case


DP World has won an arbitration case against the government of Djibouti, which claimed the Dubai ports operator made illegal payments to win a concession to operate a container terminal in the Red Sea African state.


Fear of famine grows as Somalia suffers worst drought for decades


Dry weather leaves half of the population in need of aid, with 2.9m at risk of starvation. Amina Jamila has been locked in a battle for survival for months. When her family’s 400 goats and camels started dying in dr...


Doubt over Africa deals as ‘America first’ policy bites


US president’s approach poses threat to three aid and trade agreements, politicians warn. Donald Trump’s “America first” pledge could threaten Washington’s three biggest health and trade initiatives in Afric...


The Ethiopian woman helping to bring Chinese to her homeland


  Beijing's skyline wowed Lina Getachew Ayenew when she arrived in the Chinese capital five years ago, but she was surprised to find the pedestrian bridges looked just like those in her native Addis Ababa. It...


MBA students help Ethiopia tackle the impact of urbanisation


  For Ria Tobaccowala, a Chicago native studying in New York, arriving in the fast-growing southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa was a revelation. "The first plants are going up, the first airport is being constr...


African farmers set to benefit from insurance scheme


Africa could receive a $63bn boost from an EU/World Bank-backed insurance project designed to free up loans to the small farmers that form the backbone of the continent's economies. By packaging a weather-based insura...


Rail link fuels Africa trade hopes


China-built line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa seen as boost for intra-continental freight The sleek passenger train waiting for its inaugural journey at Djibouti’s barely finished Nagad station almost stretched out...


Commodities rebound set to boost global growth


The pace of global growth will increase this year, fuelled by a rebound in commodity-exporting emerging economies and further recovery in advanced economies such as the US, according to the World Bank. However, the ba...


How your phone is becoming your doctor


In a bitingly cold evening in late December, having spent most of the day nursing a stomach ache, I decided I could no longer avoid medical advice. After a week of holiday overeating and end-of-year slothfulness, my b...


‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah


Trevor Noah, Johannesburg-born host of the satirical US television programme The Daily Show, has never been to China. But he has chosen our lunch venue, Bashan, an unglamorous Chinese restaurant in London's Soho, because...


Dubai hotels welcome Chinese and African middle-class tourists


Dubai is known for taking hospitality to excess: the world's tallest hotel, rooms costing $24,000 a night, replicas of Arabian and Russian palaces. But developers in the emirate are turning their attention to travelle...


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