The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Egyptians' revolutionary demands for 'bread, freedom and social justice' are a distant memory.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
The prospect of gas wealth has been escalating old rivalries and disputes between Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
A new report will supply some information needed for science based conservation measures in the Red Sea.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.