For some, the mobile phone revolution has produced new work opportunities.
The extent to which mobile phones can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite unless significant interventions occur.
Reusing and recycling of plastic waste makes more sense for Kenya than a ban.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
Unemployed graduates are among those demanding political change in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's students and graduates are angry. They have every reason to be. The country's finances are badly managed and its economy is in crisis.
The African Union laboratory in Nansana, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda.
Ikko Kobayashi and Fumi Kashimura/Terrain-Architects
There is a growing trend of designing modernised replicas of traditional buildings for entertainment and tourism. That’s no way to salvage positive lessons from building traditions.
Riot police detain residents of Epworth suburb after a protest by taxi drivers turned violent in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has experienced another wave of discontent, manifesting in protests by its citizenry. This may well herald a change in the idea of citizenship in the country.
Tensions between cattle herders and crop-farming communities in Nigeria have escalated in the past few months.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
South African President Jacob Zuma delivers an address at the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town.
The essence of Ubuntu can best be found in Africa's informal economies. They are not dependent on western shareholders or donations, and certainly not subject to western management education.
The informal economy represents about 72% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa.
The informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa is largely marginalised despite its significant contribution to employment and GDP.
Millions of Nigeria’s young people are turning to the informal sector.
Nigeria has been among the fastest growing economies this past decade but only 25% of the country's population has benefited from this growth, leaving the majority trapped in the informal sector.