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?
Very few laboratories in Uganda are accredited.
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Considerable effort has gone into improving laboratory services in many African countries. But the quality of tests is questionable.
CITES, calls Uganda a country of primary concern in the illicit ivory trade.
Locations like border towns as well as people acting as middlemen provide key insights into Uganda's ivory trade.
Students were forced to move away from a region taken by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
A protest in Jerusalem on April 3 against the deportation of African asylum seekers from Israel.
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Universities shouldn’t ignore graduates once they leave the institution.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Donor funding for HIV treatment has saved millions of lives in sub Saharan Africa.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
The River Nile flows through 11 African countries.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
Participation is needed from all role players to save Lake Victoria from further degradation.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.