Mobile money transfers have become the norm in Somalia. Transactions total as much as $2.7bn a month.
Containing Al-Shabaab in Kenya doesn't directly reduce the group's standing inside Somalia.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism.
A crate digger essentially builds a personal library of sonic texts that often can't be found on the internet or in official archives.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that's eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
The transition into adulthood is challenging for young refugees: they face great adversity while trying to finishing school, find work and enter marriage.
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.
A Somali community sick of negative headlines decided to start their own local newspaper and write their own stories.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Turkey's actions have arguably improved the situation in Somalia over the past six years but its increasing role could bring it on a collision course with other states.
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.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Kenya faces a serious threat of terrorist attacks given its strategic geopolitical position, its tourism and corruption. The country needs to squarely face this and take appropriate measures.