South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
When children are drawn into their countries' informal justice systems, their human rights are often threatened.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
In reality, cybersecurity attacks are like a disease affecting people globally.
Namibia has followed a community based water management strategy.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives -- on their own terms.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
Plants, in their fossil forms, can reveal a great deal about past environments and climates.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.