Regardless of how the elections are conducted on the new dates announced, losing parties will blame the postponement for their defeat.
This is not the first time a Nigerian poll has been postponed but it is certainly the most dramatic.
African states may have an alternative funding source they could harness during times of crisis: diaspora investment.
Little effort has been made to improve the quality control of the seed supply chain as a whole in Uganda.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
More than half of Nigeria's 51% registered voters are aged between 18-35 years.
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
It's too soon for South Africa to start counting its chickens over the recent offshore gas find by global energy giant Total.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.
Millions of people in Kenya still face poverty. But there's hope.
There are benefits and downsides to damming rivers.
Data science is going to grow over the coming decades and requires trained graduates who can handle the work.
Kenya needs to tread carefully. It must avoid placing the country's security ahead of people's privacy rights.
Despite the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, signatories have never made an effort to end mass killings.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
The new Ebola vaccine is yet to be licensed but evidence shows that it protects against the strain of the virus.
There's no easy way for Eskom to claw its way out of the crisis it's in.