The new French president has been accused of racism over comments about Africa's 'civilisational' problems.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
There are rising concerns that rapid deforestation across the Amazon and Southeast Asia could spread to Africa. The continent hasn’t yet seen vast agricultural expansion but it could be on the way.
The World Bank has changed direction. It won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
A new candidate to be the US assistant secretary of state for Africa has ideas that are both refreshing and worrying.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape.
The introduction of an African passport has the capacity to bring about increased migration of Africans within Africa.
Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
Migrants crossing Libya to reach Europe increasingly face violence and human traffickers.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
Tunisia's economy has been struggling since the country’s 2011 revolution. Corruption and bad governance within the banking sector is not helping.
The UN Ocean Conference provides a golden opportunity for countries to present their aspirations for sustainably growing their 'blue' economies.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
Despite being outcasts in Moroccan society, waste collectors defend their profession as protectors of the environment.