The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
The recent poll in the DRC was messy. Nevertheless, it showed that significant change is underway in the country.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
A plastic bag has an average usage time of 20 minutes, while it can take up to 1000 years to break down in the environment.
If DRC's elections go ahead the climate isn't conducive for a peaceful or free electoral journey.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The value of green technologies and systems is that they are largely decentralised or semi-decentralised.
Water supply systems weren't designed to deal with altering weather patterns brought about by climate change. This needs to change.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
Why opportunities should be found to advance cooperation between Africa, China and the US as confidence building measures in US-China relations.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Nigeria's forests are used by terrorists, kidnappers, cannabis cultivators, cattle rustlers and robbers.
Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources.
New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news.