Health care systems in many African countries are very poor. Instead of fixing them, many African leaders seek medical attention abroad incurring huge bills which are ultimately paid by taxpayers.
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
Integration within the East African Community has been sticky. The fact that Kenya's main political parties haven't spelled out their policies on the community in their manifestos is a worry.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
Tanzania and Uganda have improved gender integration in agriculture policy. But a lot still needs to be done in the allocation of resources and transformation.
Uganda has won praise for the way it treats its refugees. But now it is at breaking point.
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.
Over the years, our understanding of how language and learning are linked has shifted and changed. There is ample evidence about the value of mother-tongue-based multilingual education.
The pervasive new argument is that China is upending the dominance of traditional Africa aid donors from the West. But a new study shows that while China is making inroads, the West is staying put.
Functional early warning systems help countries respond to a disease before it spreads.
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.