Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
Local and indigenous communities remain mostly excluded from real benefits, and conservation often comes at a huge cost to them.
Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental disorders.
With a nonagenarian president apparently still planning to run for re-election in 2018, Zimbabwe's runners and riders are making themselves known.
The state of democracy isn't looking good in southern Africa – but these countries' Western 'partners' don't really seem to care.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
Three democracies once considered beacons of hope are in varying states of disarray.
A new code of conduct for researchers has been developed by the San peoples of southern Africa.
Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
The Anthropocene is often associated with problems such as climate change and inequality. But there is also hope that it can come with positive change for the benefit of people.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change.
Outsiders might not understand how someone who led his country’s downfall from breadbasket to basket case has remained in the presidency for so many years
Drought is a problem in South Africa and it affects farmers. As a result, farmers and government are working together to develop strategies.
Technocrats across the African continent are battling to change the direction of corrupt, violent governments
Zimbabwe's ruling party is facing a wave of online and offline protest.
While South Africa voted to chasten the ANC, Zambians endured an election campaign filled with abuse and claims to Godliness.
Robert Mugabe's indigenisation laws demand that companies operating in Zimbabwe transfer most of their capital into local hands.
There's more to fermented foods than a good meal. Scientists are learning just how such foods encourage the growth of probiotics and how this keeps people healthy.