Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Africa's declaration to boost agriculture on the continent has seem some progress but a lot still needs to be done.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
Education systems around the world are increasingly recognising the value of local approaches to thinking, learning and being.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
Technology which located Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city from the 15th century.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
Africa needs a new strategy for mother-tongue based bilingual education, from primary through to tertiary level.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
As we celebrate Africa Day and reflect on how far the continent has come since the Organisation of African Unity was founded in 1963, it's a good time to assess whether democracy is working.