Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
On top of boosting South Sudan's development, these groups are showcasing what refugees can accomplish in the US.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Wider access to technology has increased possibilities to share stories via digital means.
More than half of girls in South Sudan are married before the age of 18. Endemic conflict and food shortages are only exacerbating the problem.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Italy's first black senator, and the party he represents, won't be advancing the fight against xenophobia.
Eritreans in Israel aren't all fleeing persecution, but many have risked everything for a better life in Israel. Now they're at risk of being 'sold' back to Africa.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
Recent media reports of South Sudanese 'crime gangs' do nothing to offer young people what they most need: inclusion, acceptance and employment.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.
The urgency of an agreement to reasonably and equitably share benefits on the Nile Basin can't be overstated. It would create a a transparent atmosphere in the countries that depend on the Nile.
The proposal ignores how bad the EU is at sharing responsibility for asylum seekers.
The ICC has been criticised for not acting against South Africa after it failed to arrest Sudan's president in 2015. But, the court actually acted sensibly given the challenges it faces.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.