Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
The most effective way to provide children in the CAR with access to education is to aim interventions at them directly.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve.
The tennis star claims his role as a sports attaché for the Central African Republic means he doesn't have to repay his debts. Is he right?
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice.
Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
For Gabonese officers, military interventions like that underway now in the Central African Republic, are also a pathway to politics.
South Africa's decision to leave the ICC suggests that its foreign policy is caught in a dilemma between lofty ideas, an unsettled identity crisis, and shifting priorities in a complex world.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
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.