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.
Advertising in Paris’ Château d'Eau subway station for products designed “for black and mixed skin,” April 24, 2018.
Despite their dangers, skin-bleaching products are grow in popularity in Africa, Asia and even Europe. France's colonial history holds one of the keys to better understanding this trend.
Presidents Issoufou, Yayi, Deby and Buhari at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the body in charge of the lake replenishment project
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
National science academies must do more to draw women in.
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Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
In Lower Fungom, Cameroon men sing while working, highlighting the local culture.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
French President Emmanuel Macron with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
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Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation.
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A time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after road construction reveals a strong relationship between infrastructure development and accelerating deforestation.
In Cameroon efforts are underway to halt rainforest loss and develop opportunities with locals.
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Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.