Ironically the campaign to withdraw from the ICC was mainly initiated by the very same governments and heads of state that had earlier referred cases to the ICC when it suited their own interests.
The ICC has made important advances by investigating cases outside Africa and completing ones that further define what is not allowed in war. South Africa’s withdrawal is concerning, but not fatal.
Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels
Recurrent fires in Kenya's Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.
Despite some criticism, the screening of 50-odd judges and nearly 300 magistrates was a remarkable achievement. But Kenya's new Chief Justice has some cleaning up left to do.
Kenya has moved to phase out part-time lecturers in a bid to improve the quality of university education.
Early childhood education services have proliferated in the public and private sectors. But many children who attend these preschool centres do not receive quality services.
Higher education is a resource intensive enterprise. It cannot effectively function without a massive injection of resources in a sustained and escalated manner.
Firms with a focus on the domestic and regional market have an incentive to distribute their medicines effectively. Local production can create a win-win situation for health and employment.
Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
Military responses to combat poaching are a problem. They marginalise communities where poachers come from and can have longer term implications.
Maintaining a large refugee population when the country is struggling to deal with its own challenges is a big ask
Increasing legume production can turn the tide for African farmers who struggle with poor soils, declining farm yields and worsening nutrition in one fell swoop
Schools and universities in post-colonial contexts still operate within the logic of coloniality. This is starkly illustrated by their language policies.
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.