Kenya has moved to phase out part-time lecturers in a bid to improve the quality of university education.
Even the UN Security Council's most stubborn members have committed to defending South Sudan's residents against violence.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
Maintaining a large refugee population when the country is struggling to deal with its own challenges is a big ask
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Tanzania's government has uncovered evidence of 2 000 "ghost" students who are fraudulently obtaining loans. This costs the country and other students dearly.
Despite having some of the best solar radiation levels in the world, the diffusion of solar energy systems in Africa has been very low
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, under construction on the Blue Nile, will bring electricity and wealth to East Africa, but could also have harmful environmental and political impacts.
Kenya has realised that its school-leavers aren't ready for the world of work. An ambitious plan aims to change this.
Unravelling the common assumption that runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have a natural advantage.
African governments and businesses must do more to assist young people by creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem to support them. Without this support, all of their potential may stutter and die.
Children with albinism are teased and physically bullied by classmates who don't understand their condition. They withdraw from learning – and many ultimately leave school early.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Countries in the East African Community should take time to reflect afresh on what an economic partnership with the EU should look like.
Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
Current epidemiological and financial trends suggest there's a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to sustain life-saving antiretroviral programmes.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa's schooling systems today.
The government of Uhuru Kenyatta may wish to reconsider its repeated attacks against NGOs. The country as a whole is likely to benefit if the government softens its stance.
East Africa is dealing with drought, famine, political instability – and hundreds of thousands of people in search of safety.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.