Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
The gaps in African government are twofold: governance and education. It is important to focus on both areas to bring about overall improvements.
Kenya has done a great deal to prevent and manage terror attacks but there are still many problems that need to be addressed.
It's no wonder that he is many people's African prime minister of 2018. But will he make it through 2019?
While the West fails to solve its border issues, countries in Asia and Africa have found a positive way forward.
The value of green technologies and systems is that they are largely decentralised or semi-decentralised.
There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain.
Ethiopia has a high number of injury-related deaths and disabilities among children.
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
Child undernourishment rates are worse in India than in Ethiopia.
Declining water quantity and quality means people have to travel further to find good water sources.
Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
To be better prepared for future eruptions there's a need to understand and monitor poorly known volcanoes, even in remote places.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
The appointment of women into positions of power can break stereotypes and inspire girls.