Farmers in southern Africa use composted food scraps, human waste, and livestock manure for many purposes, from enriching soil to feeding fish.
11/23/2011 10:00 am
Journalists and civic groups warn that the Protection of Information or 'secrecy bill,' will criminalize investigative journalism. The government says it will bolster South Africa's national security.
11/22/2011 02:53 pm
Throughout history ocher has been used for art and adornment. Scientists report finding evidence of a 100,000-year-old cosmetics/paint workshop for producing a pigmented compound in a South African cave.
10/13/2011 07:05 pm
Cape Verde's former president Pedro Pires won the $5 million Ibrahim Prize for good governance both for how he eased his nation's indebtedness, and for his willingness to step down from power.
10/11/2011 03:54 pm
Guest blogger Zama Ndlovu grew up being told that whiteness was the benchmark for success. Now she details how she embraced 'black consciousness,' thanks in part to the writings of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.
09/15/2011 02:53 pm
Angry supporters of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema battled police outside the ANC headquarters in the strongest indication that the ANC's youth wing is rapidly falling out of control.
08/30/2011 04:10 pm
It's so not all about Muammar Qaddafi, except it mostly is.
08/25/2011 11:44 am
Even with Muammar Qaddafi's deep financial ties across Africa, many of the continent's leaders are ambivalent about his departure.
08/23/2011 04:27 pm
The global 'SlutWalk' campaign doesn't work as well in South Africa due to the country's more conservative values and high rape rates, writes guest blogger Zama Ndlovu.
08/23/2011 12:20 pm
Matt Damon, listen up: After five years of covering Africa, our departing correspondent tells how his perceptions have changed about a complex continent, including why some Africans resent celebrity visits.
08/06/2011 02:00 pm