Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Forest communities have seen little or no change in improving livelihoods and stopping deforestation.
Scientists are trying to figure out what risks changes in Lake Chad's levels pose to people in the region.
Mental health care for teen mothers is not part of routine health facilities in Nairobi's informal settlements.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Deworming needs to be accompanied by health awareness campaigns in order to reduce diseases from parasitic worms.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
It has been nearly three years since the Anglophone crisis began in Cameroon. The conflict has been vicious and it’s time for world leaders to act not just talk.
The need for qualified teachers is a major challenge in a number of African countries.
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.