The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana's High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Flickr/Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Botswana has about 122,000 elephants left.
There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year.
The change in leadership is one of the factors that led to the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in Angola.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
The French National Assembly, one of the Western institutions Western academics believe African countries should aspire to.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
Botswana’s elephants are officially an economic asset.
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At an international summit in Egypt this month, nations will hopefully make progress towards recognising the economic value of wildlife and other environmental assets.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.
Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, all over the world.
In reality, cybersecurity attacks are like a disease affecting people globally.
A community built tree nursery in Chikwawa District, Malawi is one example of sustainability in action.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
Listening and learning during a Sustainable Futures in Action meeting in Kampala, Uganda.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
Fragments of the asteroid 2018 LA scattered over a wide area in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Each meteorite is a piece of the puzzle to understanding our solar system.
Elephants at the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana is launching a consultative process to review the current ban on elephant hunting.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Limpopo Province, South Africa. Who owned this land?
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Antique ivory – defined as pre-1947 worked ivory – is an exception and can be traded in the UK and EU.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.