The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
One of the ways by which Africa can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources.
The African Union has identified youth as critical for development. But, a new survey reveals a wide gap between these aspirations and the reality of youth public engagement on the continent.
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?
Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
More than thirty gigantic infrastructure projects threaten Africa's environment without offering economic benefits.
Although Sierra Leone is not yet officially ebola-free, there are significant improvements. Economic recovery discussions have also started. Care needs to be taken to ensure broader societal benefit.