Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
Expansion of cashew production for export poses potential challenges particularly around food security
Achieving the sustainable development goals on education in Ghana requires efficient resource allocation, not necessarily more money.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country's new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
Corruption includes both what people do and what they fail to do. The critical issue is a person’s motive.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.
Attitudes to retirement can influence decisions to save and plan for it. In turn, factors such as stress or lack of interest at work can impact attitudes towards retirement.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Women were able to pursue an impressive feminist agenda as South Africa made its transition to democracy. But 25 years later there's not a lot left of the early victories.
Germany praises itself for having declared a 'special responsibility' for Namibia since independence. But the relationship is viewed differently from Windhoek.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.