Emmerson Mnangagwa visits Jacob Zuma.
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Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa need to sharpen their thinking and get to work.
Presidents Issoufou, Yayi, Deby and Buhari at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the body in charge of the lake replenishment project
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is one of many African leaders to have gone abroad for medical treatment.
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.
Combating corruption is a key priority for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
There appears to be no resolution in sight over the impasse between Nigeria's president and the Senate over Muhammadu Buhari's choice of chief crime buster. Who will blink first?
The aftermath of a bomb strike at a refugee camp in Rann, Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
Still going: Robert Mugabe celebrates yet another year.
It's hard to award a prize to esteemed former leaders when so many are determined to die in office.
Barack Obama's high standing in sub-Sahara Africa persisted despite grumbling that he never delivered American largess to the degree many initially expected.
The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh is under pressure from regional leaders to cede power.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
When governments and students collide, university systems wobble.
The politicisation of academia definitely contributes to a decline in academic standards. This is a situation South Africa must work hard to avoid. It can learn from others on the continent.
President Buhari meets with a woman rescued from Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
Residents view an army poster of wanted Boko Haram suspects in Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
A boy holds a placard during a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
A tank recaptured from Boko Haram.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
NIgerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sustainable development is one of the priorities of Nigeria's new government. This is an opportunity to combat problems detrimental to the country's economy and ecosystems.
Muhammadu Buhari has finally put in place a cabinet that can get on with the job of running the country.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
Nigeria’s newly appointed government ministers attend their swearing-in ceremony in Abuja.
No-one imagined that it would take Muhammadu Buhari more than 100 days to form a cabinet. But, then again, Nigeria is no ordinary country and it has its own inherent logic.
Standing tall: Muhammadu Buhari at the UN.
President Buhari of Nigeria has finally named his cabinet. He was either slow, or he was very choosy, or he couldn’t find enough honest people. Certainly his 55th national anniversary speech was full of…
The opening ceremony of an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena, Chad earlier this year to take on Boko Haram.
Apart from numerous worldwide threats including from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, the US is taking more notice of Africa due to the expansion of extremist organisations on the continent.
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.