It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi's regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Mass demonstrations in Tunisia indicate anger over the government's decision to raise taxes, but its more complex.
If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it's time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.
For the first time in years Ethiopia's ruling coalition faces real political competition from two parties within its own ranks. Can they usher in democracy after nearly 30 years of authoritarianism?
Migrants leave poor countries for a better life in richer ones. But the migration of Portuguese to Angola after Europe's 2008 financial crisis shows how roles can be reversed.
Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
The self-declared territory of Somaliland has held peaceful elections since it broke away from Somalia in 1991. But last month's polls triggered protests that should be cause for reflection.
President Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down at the end of his term in 2016. By clinging on to power he threw the Democratic Republic of Congo into a vicious cycle of deadly conflict.
By intervening in Zimbabwe's politics the military could plunge the country into a prolonged period of uncertainty. Could President Emmerson Mnangagwa be its saviour?
The deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last month highlighted the nature and implications of US military presence in Africa.
Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.