South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive.
Formal, accessible academic advice systems can help university graduation rates.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded.
The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC's.
Corporates are willing to embrace corporate social responsibility initiatives. But many fail due to cultural insensitivity and misplaced communication strategies.
Graft is common in the way that markets in Kinshasa are run.
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Social class plays a huge role in people's experiences of accessing and succeeding in higher education.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.