Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
The health challenges that Nairobi can expect in the wake of heavy rains are largely preventable.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
Continental free trade area's potential impact includes boosting intra-Africa trade, manufacturing exports, job creation and poverty alleviation.
The climate crisis is a complex scientific problem. New systems have to be developed through democratic systemic reforms.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
The current range of TB diagnostic tests have various limitations like the sputum smear which is outdated, clumsy and takes long to process.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
Survivor's guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
Technology which located Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city from the 15th century.