Five months before being elected as South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela said human rights would be the cornerstone of the country’s post-apartheid foreign policy.
Workers at Sonatrach’s chemicals site in Skikda , Algeria, are on strike in a dispute over wages, potentially hampering distilled-water supply to a local refinery, according to a union official.
Almost 40 years after Ebola emerged from the jungles of Africa as one of the world’s most lethal diseases, scientists are beginning to close in on treatments that may be able to stop the virus.
The U.S. agency that regulates financial disclosures is taking on a new mission: combating human-rights crimes on another continent with high-stakes paperwork.
Angola, the fifth-largest diamond producer, has cut mine taxes and plans to spend billions of dollars to attract investment into mineral deposits, Geology and Mines Minister Francisco Queiroz said.
When Nelson Mandela stepped down as South Africa’s president after serving a single term, he bucked a trend set by dozens of post-independence African leaders who clung to power.