Rwanda formally opened a unique methane power plant Monday which it is hoped will one day provide 60 percent of the country's electricity, according to its operator.
A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela's arrest, beginning the leader's 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.
The sweet flavors of vanilla are taking on a bitter edge for buyers in Madagascar as prices have almost quadrupled but quality has declined, with experts blaming speculation, money laundering and a poor harvest.
Waist deep in sparkling blue water off the white beaches of the Indian Ocean spice island of Zanzibar, seaweed farmer Mtumwa Vuai Ameir gently ties seedlings to wood poles.
While oil states reel from plunging oil prices and gas producers brace for American exports to hit the market, two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch.
Landlocked Uganda on Saturday announced plans to export its future crude oil production via a new pipeline to be built to a Tanzanian port rather than via Kenya.
Outside a small store on a dirt track in the remote Ethiopian town of Doni, long lines wait for government cash handouts by the most modern of methods: mobile phone.
Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified (GM) cotton on quality grounds.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi King Salman agreed to set up a US$16 billion investment fund Saturday and settled a long-standing maritime dispute as the monarch continued his rare visit to the country.
Nigeria's financial capital Lagos is running on fumes again.