Urban dwellers who live in informal city settlements have limited access to basic services, and many of them don't own the land they live on.
Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
The IFP's constitution provides that the nomination of national office bearers be approved by the branches. But this was not done in the nomination of its new president.
More and more evidence has accumulated which shows that changes in global and regional climate over the last 50 years are almost entirely due to human influence.
It remains to be seen how much longer the 'old men syndrome' will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, but they must be aimed at meeting the sub-continent's needs.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
The splintering in Renamo has its origins in the unexpected death last May of Afonso Dhlakama, its leader of 39 years.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.