Britons, Nigerians, Americans and Brasilians don't see time in the same way. These differences are explained by the history and constraints of each country.
Mining brings some benefits to some but when extraction is over, the lack of wider benefits to all is keenly felt.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Africa needs to learn from the experiences of others who have negotiated free trade pacts. In particular it needs to ensure its process is inclusive and does not pander to a few special interests.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
There are a few questions that can be posed and unpacked if universities are to move towards genuine decolonisation.
Are giraffes really facing extinction? The decline of these beloved animals - and many others – has been hidden in plain sight as Africa builds ever more roads, railways and cities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
Gambia's president of 22 years has been defeated in a shock election victory for opposition leader Adama Barrow.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
For centuries, historians have assumed that 'primitive societies' couldn’t have possibly come up with advanced techniques on their own.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.
The African continent appears to have the most remarkable potential for growth and transformation, but can it be sustainable?
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
A key strategy for President-elect Trump is to turn the US inward, both economically and politically. This bodes badly for Africa.
If the Donald Trumps of the world want to find out how the masters of manufacturing elections work, they had better visit Zimbabwe before their internecine struggles close them down