The concept of 'agaciro' is central to how Rwanda engages with the international community and promotes its state interests.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Cage farming is when fish are raised and harvested in a netted enclosure.
With proper regulation, Lake Victoria's fisheries could increase production without damaging wild stocks or the environment.
The Miss Curvy contest in Uganda attracted a lot of local and international media attention.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
The racial nature of the campaign lies behind the poor uptake in Africa.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Experts fear that Uganda’s efforts to eliminate graft in its health care system are not sustainable.
Bribery in Uganda's health care system is on a downward trend but researchers fear that it is not sustainable.
The Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, provides fertile ground for extremism.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
African students at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1964 protesting against being called “savages” in parliament.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities.
There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
When the wheels of partnership turn smoothly, Africa can benefit enormously.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
There are many reasons to be careful when there's a big storm. But there are also ways you can protect yourself to avoid lightning.
People can suffer terrible consequences from being bitten by sand fleas.
Tungiasis, a disease caused by fleas, is neglected and needs action in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ornamental craft made from palm leaves and pine cone in grass baskets are sold in Eswatini.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Pregnant women waiting to see a doctor at a hospital in Uganda.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
Some male gorillas regularly hold, play and groom infants.
Male gorillas who spend more time with infants are expected to sire about 5 times more babies.
Violence against students is very common in Uganda, even though corporal punishment was banned.
The UN has declared all violence against children a violation of human rights. But it still happens even in schools.
Many children don’t receive the treatment they deserve.
When children are drawn into their countries' informal justice systems, their human rights are often threatened.
Stella Nyanzi at work.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.
Asking questions can create new ways of teaching and learning.
It's vital for academics in South Africa to start asking deep questions that examine what decolonialism could look like in their teaching.
A herd of Masai giraffe towering over zebras in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
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The number of giraffes in Africa has dropped by 40% over the past 30 years, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown.