Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
Gambia's president of 22 years has been defeated in a shock election victory for opposition leader Adama Barrow.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
For centuries, historians have assumed that 'primitive societies' couldn’t have possibly come up with advanced techniques on their own.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.
The African continent appears to have the most remarkable potential for growth and transformation, but can it be sustainable?
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
A key strategy for President-elect Trump is to turn the US inward, both economically and politically. This bodes badly for Africa.
If the Donald Trumps of the world want to find out how the masters of manufacturing elections work, they had better visit Zimbabwe before their internecine struggles close them down
The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional “coup” that will also protect his allies.
Africa is facing an annual financing gap for water infrastructure of around $45bn to meet the needs of its citizens. Where is the money going to come from?
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
It is more important than ever that the locus of control of education development is driven by African public intellectuals who can speak truth to power
The UK plays a crucial role in how the European Union engages with African nations. Post referendum, political and diplomatic norms will have to be re-imagined.
The Mayor of Mogadishu tells the story of Somalia with a personal and very human touch without losing sight of complex national and international political dimensions.
Knowledge is power. If you own it, you can control those without it. Since so much knowledge about Africa doesn't sit on the continent, it's apparent that Africa lacks power in this regard.
The African trade and integration spaces are seeing significant improvements and gathering even more momentum in the face of Brexit. Sarah Logan looks at the driving factors.
South Africa releases crime statistics once a year. Politicians interpret them according to their particular agendas. Here's a guide to what to look for and how to make sense of the trends.
Zimbabwe's ruling party is facing a wave of online and offline protest.