Candles in memory of those killed in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall attack in September 2013.
Containing Al-Shabaab in Kenya doesn't directly reduce the group's standing inside Somalia.
Research partnerships can have powerful results.
Better, more standardised frameworks are needed especially in Uganda if its universities are to benefit from transnational partnerships.
Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India.
Green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities to face the double threat of flooding and drought.
The ground is shifting under the feet of Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement.
Whether the enduring face of this new politics is Bobi Wine or someone else, Ugandan politics is clearly changing
Social media is becoming a formal political platform in Uganda.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
Graffiti mural of Bobi Wine in Nairobi.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
A protester in Nairobi, Kenya, displays a poster calling for Bobi Wine’s release.
Bobi Wine entered the political arena with a relatively consistent background of politically critical music.
A community built tree nursery in Chikwawa District, Malawi is one example of sustainability in action.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
One third of the world’s land has been severely degraded from its natural state.
A Land Degradation Surveillance framework could solve this problem by systematically measuring and tracking indicators of land health in Africa.
President Yoweri Museveni has been given the legal go-ahead to run for the presidency again.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been given the green light to run for another term. He should be happy, but he's not.
Listening and learning during a Sustainable Futures in Action meeting in Kampala, Uganda.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
French soldiers patrol in Diabaly, Mali, in 2013, following the failure of the African Support Mission.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
Abstinence campaign posters in Uganda.
Uganda needs to face the reality that many young people are sexually active and need information to protect themselves.
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The transition into adulthood is challenging for young refugees: they face great adversity while trying to finishing school, find work and enter marriage.
Parts of Mozambique are under attack from an Islamist militia that wants to uphold sharia law.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government's plans for stability and prosperity.
Small businesses around Africa should be benefiting from e-commerce.
E-commerce companies should deliberately build systems that are structured to provide supportive business environments for small and medium enterprises.
There’s more and more good science news coming from Africa.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza is one of many authoritarian African leaders.
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More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
A sign at a candlelit vigil tells the story of a country sliding further into authoritarianism.
If the referendum goes President Pierre Nkrunziza's way, it will also be a further blow to ordinary Burundians, who live in a state of hardship and adversity.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Russian President Vladimir Putin. Egypt seems likely to be the next African country with nuclear energy.
Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?