Two of South Africa's finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Malawi's government wants schools to promote democratic principles. But there's a contradiction between what students are taught and how they're expected to behave.
If resilience efforts don't consider justice issues, they will end up making those who are the most in need the least resilient.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
Eight Tanzanians have been arrested in Malawi after looking into a uranium mine. They say the country has no right to flout the rule of law and to harass groups acting in the public interest.
The proposed change to Malawi's electoral system is straightforward and makes logical sense. Yet it's more complex and if adopted would revolutionise local politics.
Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation.
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.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
The development community has overlooked the ethical dilemmas associated with raising one individual above others through farmer-to-farmer systems.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
The world's best known talk show host has become the president-elect of the most powerful country in the world. Trump running the US is unlikely to be good news for Africa.
One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled.
A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies.
Since 2000, the growth of the commercial seed market has almost tripled. More than 63% of the world’s commercial seed is now owned by six corporations.
Higher education is a resource intensive enterprise. It cannot effectively function without a massive injection of resources in a sustained and escalated manner.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Increasing legume production can turn the tide for African farmers who struggle with poor soils, declining farm yields and worsening nutrition in one fell swoop
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.