The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
Vasectomies could be an effective male birth control method in Africa but the procedure is misunderstood and therefore poorly used.
Kenya's authorities are trying to deal with declining standards at the country's public and private universities. This will require a strengthened regulatory framework and hard work from institutions.
When talking about the role that higher education can play in developing Africa, it's important not to forget the continuing and crucial role of the continent's flagship universities.
Kenya's universities have become hotbeds of ethnic tension and conflict. This has affected everything from staff appointments to broader institutional governance.
More and more children are attending primary school in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. But there are worryingly large gaps in their learning.
Human-wildlife conflict will continue without better management and revenue sharing.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
Cheetahs face a number of threats in the Maasai Mara landscape but there are efforts underway to help them overcome these.
Tanzania’s new president, John Pombe Magufuli, needs to change the country's lukewarm attitude to the EAC and regional integration, which has cast a shadow over the future prospects of the region.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.
Contraception gives women the choice of how many children to have and when to have them. This empowers them - but millions of women in Kenya do not have this choice.
Citizen science will ensure that the skies have no limit when it comes to research, as ordinary people are encouraged to take part in simple acts of exploration.
The inclusion of menstrual hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals marks an important step forward, but to what extent will it address the issue of schoolgirl absenteeism?
Teenage pregnancy is a massive problem in Kenya. But for this to change, young women need access to information and education rather than moral lectures.
Kenya's free primary and secondary education policies don't benefit the country's poorest children.
Apart from numerous worldwide threats including from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, the US is taking more notice of Africa due to the expansion of extremist organisations on the continent.
Higher education can play a key role in pursuing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Collaboration will be crucial.
African women have had to explain themselves to a world that does not seem to understand them.
Away from the chaos of Europe's borders, refugees are camped out in vast settlements close to their home countries and where restrictions on entrepreneurship are wasting talent and energy.