Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
Information to weather changes is often unavailable to Africa's farmers and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or inaccessible to those who need it most.
The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government’s democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.
The state of democracy isn't looking good in southern Africa – but these countries' Western 'partners' don't really seem to care.
Dams are once again being recognised as important key contributors to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Cheetah’s rarity and elusiveness poses a problem for conservationists who need to know where they still persist, and whether their numbers are increasing or decreasing.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Three democracies once considered beacons of hope are in varying states of disarray.
The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor in African cities.
Climate change, deforestation, overfishing and hydrocarbon exploitation threatens one of Africa's oldest lake's, Lake Tanganyika.
Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation.
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.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.
For a global audience, the movie 'A United Kingdom' provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is likely to revitalize the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
Technocrats across the African continent are battling to change the direction of corrupt, violent governments
Zambia's Edgar Lungu shouldn't consider his presidential victory to mean business as usual in the management of the economy; nor an opportunity to waste and plunder.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
While South Africa voted to chasten the ANC, Zambians endured an election campaign filled with abuse and claims to Godliness.