Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
Ethiopia must address hotel industry challenges to take advantage of its huge tourism potential.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
Tanzania's laws about forcing girls to leave school if they're pregnant are out-dated and miss the point.
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
Amos Tutuola has contributed significantly to the resilience of ways of life and worldviews that could easily have disappeared under the weight of colonialism, globalisation and the market economy.
A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn't impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
Cape Town's new water map shows users who are within the water restriction limit.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
A drought levy is being proposed for water scarce Cape Town. The levy is facing wide opposition and there are claims it's punitive and punishes those trying to save water.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
In announcing free higher education, South African President Jacob Zuma, lobbed a populist hot potato at the ANC elective conference but it's ordinary people whose fingers will be burnt.
Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
The Trump administration's incompetence makes it difficult for African countries to engage Washington in seeking meaningful explanations, much less substantive negotiations.
To achieve universal energy access by 2030, the UN says Senegal must double its electrification rate.
Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
Large hydropower dams planned for parts of Africa could double its current capacity. But several factors like climate conditions around the dams could put the security of electricity supply at risk.
E-learning is both a technological and a social innovation. At its best, it can address problems within a particular social context.