Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
Africa is home to many disease outbreaks yet is ill-prepared to deal with them.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
Almost all production of freshwater fish includes Tilapia.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
Ugandan worker picking tea as exports in the country grows.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
US President Donald Trump and African dictator Idi Amin - different, but the same.
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Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
Ugandan women water seedlings at a small farm outside Lira town in northern Uganda.
Tanzania and Uganda have improved gender integration in agriculture policy. But a lot still needs to be done in the allocation of resources and transformation.
South Sudanese refugees at the Bidi Bidi camp in Uganda.
Uganda has won praise for the way it treats its refugees. But now it is at breaking point.
ICC’s Former Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo looks at a video of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy.
Drying coffee beans in Bugitimwa village, in the area of Mt. Elgon, eastern Uganda.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
Red-billed Teal and Egyptian Geese were identified as the highest risk species for avian influenza transmission in southern Africa.
Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.
Children at school in Mali, which is among the countries that’s prioritised mother tongue education.
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Over the years, our understanding of how language and learning are linked has shifted and changed. There is ample evidence about the value of mother-tongue-based multilingual education.
Chinese company managers at the site of a highway project in Kenya. While traditional donors fund the social sectors, China’s emphasis is infrastructure.
The pervasive new argument is that China is upending the dominance of traditional Africa aid donors from the West. But a new study shows that while China is making inroads, the West is staying put.
The avian influenza strain of bird flu is thought to spread across continents via wild migratory birds.
Functional early warning systems help countries respond to a disease before it spreads.
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal. But will he be able to go home?
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a court room in The Hague.
Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.
Even 'madmen' have their motives for fighting.
Burundian refugees wait at the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village in Kigoma region, western Tanzania.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
A police officer takes a picture of a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, during the November crackdown.
It comes as no surprise that nationhood in Uganda is still an elusive idea. Many people associate with their ethnic groups more affectionately than with their country.