Daily Archives: February 19, 2019

Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

Is democracy in Africa in retreat? Or is it simply suffering growing pains? The last 12 months have seen a great deal of controversy and debate on these important questions.

There have been some bright …

Amid Upheaval in South Sudan, Country’s Teak Forests Fall

KATIRE, SOUTH SUDAN Sprawling teak forests, planted nearly a century ago to supply lumber and government income, are fast disappearing in South Sudan as timber companies take advantage of the country’s chaos to extract large …

Death Toll From Northwest Nigeria Attack Doubles to 130

ABUJA The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding it appeared to have been a deliberate …

Tiny South Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

PARIS, A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world.

Chef Kobus van der Merwe, 38, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was …

Tiny South Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

PARIS, PARIS: A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday (Feb 18).

Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook …