We wanted to investigate how the People's Republic of China and countries in Africa work together in science and technology.
The fact that relative food prices differ so markedly and so systematically provides a very strong rationale for nutrition-focused food policies.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
Kenya's decision holds the promise of inclusivity and liberalisation of the legal and policy environment.
At present South Africa is simply placing a potentially dangerous market into the hands of criminal syndicates and international traffickers.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
Governments should change their approach by deepening collaboration with citizens to ensure delivery of urban infrastructure
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Parts of Ethiopia will likely be hotter, drier, and more water stressed - with consequences for human and economic development.
As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power. The means of achieving their accountability must be balanced against their necessary independence.
Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
Even a cursory glance at earlier industrial revolutions will show that they have not been associated with the interests of the working or underclasses.
Income is a useful measure for tracking economic progress over time. But a broader lens is needed to understand the relational and often political ways in which poverty emerges and is reproduced.
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
Ghana's quest to fill a significant infrastructure deficit has led to a barter deal with China that threatens one of West Africa's most important environmental spaces.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts