South Africa releases crime statistics once a year. Politicians interpret them according to their particular agendas. Here's a guide to what to look for and how to make sense of the trends.
Zimbabwe's ruling party is facing a wave of online and offline protest.
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
Southern African nations are seeking permission to trade in ivory, in direct opposition to the wishes of their northern neighbours.
While South Africa voted to chasten the ANC, Zambians endured an election campaign filled with abuse and claims to Godliness.
At what point is the movement of people away from their land of origin called a diaspora? A sociologist explores what the term has meant in the past, and why that might soon change.
Dispensing cash to ensure healthy care for vulnerable children is critical, but it must be supplemented by other interventions to maximise well-being.
The value of music-inspired play in early childhood should never be underestimated.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
Internet fraud – or ‘yahoo-yahoo’ – has become a way of life for some young Nigerian con-artists.
The Kenyan example illustrates the importance of constitutional guarantees for devolution. But it also shows that devolution is no magic bullet for the problems of corruption and ethnic politics.
Countries in the East African Community should take time to reflect afresh on what an economic partnership with the EU should look like.
The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.
Narendra Modi’s first trip to Africa has widely been heralded as a success, but his brand of diplomacy has left the most pressing issues for the continent unaddressed.
Relying on foreign-hosted websites makes Africa's internet slower and more expensive. It's time for a change.
Human resistance to innovation can be an obstacle to solving major global challenges.
Boris Johnson, the man who led the Brexit campaign, has been appointed as the UK's chief diplomat. It has sent shudders down many spines, but does Africa need to worry?