Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
Most overseas aid workers remain largely cut off from the people they are in emergency settings to help.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Saudi Arabia is the most recent country to grant women the vote. Pakistan has some serious work to do. And Vatican City really needs to get with the programme.
Official reasons for joining the Somalia mission were that the conflict posed a security risk. But in fact other factors played a bigger role.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
The tobacco industry claims that tobacco- growing is essential to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale rural farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Research shows that's untrue.
HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.
Kenya's government, while promising cheaper power to consumers may actually be undercutting this promise in its pursuit of nuclear power plants and other costly projects.
UN Refugee Agency special envoy Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, explains what caused the reversal of the decision to close Dadaab, and what the future holds for Kenya's Somali refugees.
The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries.