An example of woody plant encroachment over Eagle-Siding in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. D Edwards (1954) and James Puttick (2010).
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Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades.
Conservation groups are organizing soccer games to help bridge the gaps between park rangers and communities.
Environmental organizations are using games to engage communities on conservation matters.
Voting in the presidential run-off elections in Mali, recently.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been in charge for nearly 40 years. His people want change.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Morocco’s World Cup squad training in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
By focusing on evidence to inform policy, Africa can tackle some major problems.
Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
At the 2014 World Cup African fans felt that Nigeria were on the receiving end of poor refereeing.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
The Pan African Parliament in session in Midrand, South Africa.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
Women teachers can be powerful role models for girls.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza is one of many authoritarian African leaders.
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More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Herbs, roots and plants can have health benefits. But they can also interact negatively with Western medicines.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
A woman carries a water canister in a village near Loiyangalani, Kenya.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila. Time to step aside.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
A strong judiciary isn’t enough to keep democracy in place. Kenya’s Supreme Court decision nullifying the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta is a case in point.
The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries.
Anglophone Cameroonians want to secede from the Francophone part of the country.
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Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
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.
Some Cameroonians don’t believe Anglophone regions need an independent state of their own.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
Talking about ivory-funded terrorism overlooks the real sources of income for terror groups.
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in 2012 from a dead infant mangabey (species of monkey) in Ivory Coast.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.