South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago. But it was soon shaped by civil wars, military coups and despots
Despite the evident weakness of state institutions and accountability of elites, Guinea-Bissau is still a country that ‘works’.