Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
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?
The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers -- who may not be neutral -- implement them.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago. But it was soon shaped by civil wars, military coups and despots
Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighbouring states and the world as a whole
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
Côte d’Ivoire's response to the Bassam attacks shows that it is not lacking in political and security resources, and that its citizens remain vigilant in the face of terrorist acts.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
How can the International Criminal Court serve justice in a climate of intense rumour and bitter suspicion?