Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
A Ugandan chicken farmer rides to market in this file photo. In the wake of an outbreak of avian flu farmers have been told to quarantine their poultry.
Since regular monitoring for avian influenza viruses started, several subtypes that have been circulating - but not all pose a threat to humans.
Berlin’s cult nightclub, Berghain, is guarded by bouncer, Sven Marquardt, who has become a celebrity in his own right.
Both Berlin and Johannesburg are at the centre of their respective countries' night cultures. Both cities have undergone fundamental social transitions since 1990.
Al-Shabaab’s constant attacks on Somalia are among concerns Donald Trump’s advisers have about Africa.
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
Donald Trump has promised to make America great again.
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
Protesters hold up signs during a march and rally against Donald Trump in Los Angeles, California.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
The author’s backpack was hiding this almost complete therapsid fossil. Was finding it all down to luck?
Good science isn't rooted in chance. It's based on people with expertise being in the right place at the right time, equipped with enough knowledge to know what they're looking at.
The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa's ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
Demonstrators march against corruption in Cape Town. South Africa has some way to go to plug a public accountability deficit.
South Africa's end of term report at the helm of the Open Government Partnership shows that it failed to meet key targets it set for itself. But it also shows improvements in some areas.
There are big problems in South Africa’s school systems. These aren’t often discussed when matric results are released.
South Africa's annual matric pass rate obscures important differences in provincial achievements, the rural and urban divide and the unequal outcomes for learners in poorer schools.
Activists, New York City Pride Parade (2016)
In a year with demands of writing and editing a memoir, inspiration can be found in photography.
Students protest outside the parliament in South Africa. The protest is seen as part of a bigger political crisis.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
From the cover of JG Ballard’s ‘Concrete Island’.
A number of novels provide links between risk-assessment, financial speculation, and terrorism. But simultaneously, real life terror in 2016 renders writing about it completely and utterly pointless.
Le barrage d’Inga produit environ 1 000 MW d’électricité.
Associer de grands projets hydroélectriques à des dispositifs plus petits devrait permettre de fournir en électricité les zones rurales congolaises.
Everyone unknowingly consumes a large amount of added sugar in food products.
The holiday season has become a jet-fuelled boost of over-indulgence on an already excessive culture of over-consumption. But there are ways to avoid it.
President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change is very different to Barack Obama’s.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
Zimbabweans living with HIV who come to South Africa often have challenges remaining on their antiretroviral treatment regimens.
South Africa and Zimbabwe have made significant strides to roll out antiretrovirals. But the regional expansion of treatment programmes still needs work.
Learning deficits in Maths compound over time.
There's extensive research evidence to suggest that grade repetition does more harm than good.
South African President Jacob Zuma just escaped a bid by some of his senior colleagues in the governing ANC to remove him.
The South African economy stands to benefit if the country's president steps aside because he has had a destructive economic impact.
Swartberg House in the Karoo, designed by Jennifer Beningfield, Open Studio.
Buildings, thinkers, books, films and works of art can ask central questions about how to live on this planet and its consequences.