Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
Tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth have shown how important it is to integrate local information and resources with global scale forecasts and support.
As Zimbabwe's financial situation worsens, the government pins its hopes on borrowing more money.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
Zimbabwe has a severe energy crisis because its major sources of electricity are struggling to keep up with demand.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Progress against malaria has stalled. There's been an increase in the number of cases reported since 2015.
The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
The flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai have receded. But in some ways, the problems for many of the countries affected, are just beginning.
Cyclone Idai hit poor countries the hardest and shows why disaster resilience is a necessity.
The international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.