The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
Zimbabwe has high hopes for a post-Mugabe era, but it has some serious growing pains to deal with first.
The protest song "Stimela" remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
Technology which located Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city from the 15th century.
Mating in southern African pythons is a serious business, and is rarely just a one-night stand
Emmerson Mnangagwa has a struggle on his hands as president of Zimbabwe, but he doesn't face much of a challenge from the opposition.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
Despite spirited efforts to douse the flames of infighting within the MDC-T, matters came to a head at a recent rally in Chitungwiza.
Morgan Tsvangirai's unique power was that he made Zimbabweans excited about the idea of change.
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa need to sharpen their thinking and get to work.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
Many countries in eastern and southern Africa rely on hydropower for electricity generation and there are plans for several more dams.
Interactions between sharks and humans happen in a variety of places. That means reducing conflict needs different interventions.
If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.
With their cavalier power plays and gross economic negligence, the Mugabes squandered the goodwill of crucial backers.
The outside powers jockeying for influence in Zimbabwe want Emmerson Mnangagwa to take the reins, at least temporarily. Why?
The protracted political crisis in Zimbabwe has worsened since President Mugabe fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Now the military has entered the fray, raising fears a coup is imminent.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Until this discovery, theropod dinosaurs were thought to be considerably smaller, at three to five metres in body length, during the Early Jurassic.
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.