The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria can make some changes to harness its energy resources and lower its carbon footprint while providing power to its people.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
Civil conflict, displacement, rising food prices, and climate change all cause food insecurity in Nigeria.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Italy's first black senator, and the party he represents, won't be advancing the fight against xenophobia.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Corruption has gotten so bad in Nigeria that animals are getting in on the act.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.