People with African-American sounding names are discriminated against when trying to get a room on Airbnb, a Harvard study says, suggesting many who use the website fail to share its vision of a "trusted community."
South Africa's rand slumped to record lows for a second day on Friday as the country's economic prospects darkened over President Jacob Zuma's firing of the respected finance minister.
Haiti risks human rights violations and increased environmental degradation if gold mining proceeds in the impoverished country without an informed population and a strong system of safeguards in place, according to a report issued Monday by U.S. legal experts.
Green, tidy, with safe public areas and winding bicycle paths -- Steyn City is a vast "self-sufficient" development outside Johannesburg, that highlights growing controversy over South Africa's divided urban society.
Nigeria is slashing its fine on MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications operator, by more than a third to US$3.4 billion, and the CEO of the embattled Nigerian subsidiary has resigned, the company said Thursday.
Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.
Economically hamstrung Zimbabwe has passed new regulations ordering some 300,000 beneficiaries of President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reforms to pay annual rent and levies, a state daily said Monday.
Nigeria finally has a government after a wait of more than five months but the new ministers have their work cut out to reverse a damaging slump in Africa's leading economy.
The Russian plane crash in Egypt has forced hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh to send dozens of staff on "unpaid leave" as tourist numbers plunge, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk within months.
Africa's biggest telecommunications company is locked in a nasty battle in powerful Nigeria, with billions of U.S. dollars at stake.