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Ethiopia hailed as ‘African lion’ with fastest creation of millionaires

Michael Buerk’s famished Ethiopia of 1984 has become a nation achieving 93% GDP growth in six years, finds study

“Dawn. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside …

Africa is not rising, survey shows

Research suggests that the boom benefits only a narrow elite while leaving the poor and unemployed behind

The idea that Africans have never had it so good is rapidly becoming economic orthodoxy. Foreign investors, media …

Judges call for reopening of inquiry into 1961 death of UN chief

Commission appeals to US to declassify NSA radio intercepts of warplanes in area where Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crashed

An international panel of retired judges has called for a new inquiry into the death in 1961 …

Zambia’s agricultural subsidies: money well spent?

Zambia spends 90% of its agricultural budget on subsidies, but a shift in focus may better help small farmers boost output

Zambia’s decision to spend 90% of its agricultural budget on subsidies has left little …

Reel to real: Zambian TV show inspires sex education scheme for deaf people

Youth clubs based on Love Games series bring sex education to people with hearing disabilities to stem high levels of HIV

Amos Simbeye grew up in a world of silence. Until he began attending a …

G20 deal opens way for developing countries to hunt down unpaid tax

G20 summit backs exchange of tax information between all countries, but critics fear reform may be a long time coming

A global agreement to allow developing countries to hunt down tax owed by companies that …

After Robert Mugabe’s victory, what next for Zimbabwe?

Some surprises but little consensus as expert panel considers country’s future with five more years under Zanu-PF

With the dust settling following the heavily disputed elections, Zimbabweans are getting used to the idea – …

Why Zamrock is back in play

The long-overdue re-release of many of its classic tunes signals a revival for the golden era of Zambian rock music

Over the past few years, Zambia’s music scene has grown in prominence, especially thanks to …

Fighting the poachers on Africa’s thin green line

Underpaid, ill-equipped and outnumbered, park rangers fight a one-sided war against vicious gangs of poachers. Hundreds have been murdered in the defence of endangered wildlife, and their deaths leave their own families in jeopardy. David …