Guests and delegates attend the opening of the Pan African Parliament’s second sitting in Midrand, Johannesburg.
The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
The Oluwole Urban Market near Marina in Lagos. Being middle class is more than just being a consumer.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses G20 health ministers in Berlin in May.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
A tourist market in Ivory Coast. Africa needs to harness its rich cultural and linguistic diversity to drive its development.
One of the ways by which Africa can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources.
Kenyan youth chant in celebration before the arrival of Pope Francis at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
The African Union has identified youth as critical for development. But, a new survey reveals a wide gap between these aspirations and the reality of youth public engagement on the continent.
Boris Johnson outside Whitehall in London.
Boris Johnson, the man who led the Brexit campaign, has been appointed as the UK's chief diplomat. It has sent shudders down many spines, but does Africa need to worry?
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote stories that offer students from all disciplines valuable insights about the world they want to fix one day.
Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
Road development for logging in the Congo Basin.
More than thirty gigantic infrastructure projects threaten Africa's environment without offering economic benefits.
Sierra Leone has made significant progress in the fight against ebola and is grappling with economic recovery.
Although Sierra Leone is not yet officially ebola-free, there are significant improvements. Economic recovery discussions have also started. Care needs to be taken to ensure broader societal benefit.