Free trade in medicines, combined with tax and import regimes that favour importers, has hit local pharmaceutical companies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Africa needs to be well represented at the top echelons of UN decision-making organs and agencies.
The opposition in Gabon strongly disputes the outcome and says votes were manipulated.
Eighteen months after the start of protests against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza inertia of international bodies has set in.
Social media still remains blocked, following the announcement last week of President Ali Bongo as the winner of the presidential elections.
UPDATE: Chad ex-dictator Habre gets life in landmark war crimes trial—and why the ICC will be watching closely
'This case is a tremendous precedent to show that African courts can deliver justice for crimes committed in Africa'.
Panel revises figures upwards, and the money is not leaving continent in plastic bags: Kinshasa, we have a problem
Athanase Kararuza, who recently headed the African Union-led mission to the Central African Republic, was dropping off his daughter to school.
Interview with Kofi Annan at Tana Forum: armed conflict now a smaller risk to most Africans than traffic accidents
In Harare, Annan's address elicited gasps of disbelief from his aides, deathly silence from the heads of state and applause from African civil society
“Africa needs to start taking responsibility, in concrete terms, by funding its own peace initiatives and developmental priorities” - Obasanjo
This list does have the usual suspects—but also others you wouldn’t think of immediately. More than 30% of Africa’s wealth could be held offshore
For years African Union lived on other people's money, with that drying up it's looking for cash at home
The four richest Africans are worth $40bn. The market capitalisation of continent's stock markets is $1.3 trillion
We've been measuring theft all wrong, African experts say — what it has to do with leaked 'Panama Papers'
Continent should shift from popular perception indices, to also look at corruption in the private sector - and help develop plans to fight it
Continent’s first-ever integration index - 'boldest yet' - launched. Finds that the biggest economies are not the best integrated
African Union member states foot the bill for only 10% of the organisation's programmes
Hammer week: UN judges find Bemba, Karadzic guilty, but three big African war criminals still at large
Uganda rebel chief Kony, Rwanda genocide mastermind Kabugo, and Sudan’s president Bashir continue to elude international justice
Relations between Burundi and Rwanda are at a low ebb, with Bujumbura and the UN accusing Kigali of supporting Burundian rebels.
Benin presidential run-off pits ‘establishment favourite’ against out of favour tycoon; why it could get spicy
Prime minister leads vote with 28% of ballots, faces Benin’s richest man in tie-breaker.
We want same UN status for AMISOM, Djibouti meeting demands following a particularly bloody weekend, and as the EU cut funding.