Despite them living for up to 2,500 years, researchers have discovered several baobab trees in Africa have died. Aida Cuni Sanchez on why these trees have a special place in our world.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
On World No Tobacco Day, the focus is usually on the health risks of cigarettes. But what about the way Big Tobacco exploits impoverished farmers in Malawi?
Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
If the past is anything to go by, the DRC will effectively deal with the current Ebola outbreak. But that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
The Fall armyworm will remain in Africa for a long time unless concerted action is taken.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
As early as 1953, Balandier demonstrated how the struggle against colonialism was associated with an inverted vision of the world.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
Seismologists use sensors to build images of the interior of the earth. Making the invisible, visible.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.