A young girl with malaria rests in the inpatient ward of a health centre in the South Sudan.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Protesters hold banners during a mass protest in Pretoria calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down.
On both economic and political dimensions South Africa potentially has a long way further to fall from its current messy institutional realities.
The aftermath of a bomb strike at a refugee camp in Rann, Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
School feeding schemes play a major role across Africa.
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Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco, (L) walks with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Morocco has been on a massive diplomatic drive, using both its political and economic muscle. Since his coronation in 1999, the king has led over 40 visits to African countries south of the Sahara.
Nigeria needs a collaborative approach involving voluntary partnerships between the state, an international development agency, the business sector and civil society to solve its problems.
New militant groups have emerged in Nigeria’s Delta region.
Nigeria's disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme includes monthly allowances which created new problems in the Niger Delta region.
Sorting bags of food dropped by air from a World Food Programme plane in Padeah, South Sudan, March 1, 2017.
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At a time when poverty and hunger levels are declining around the world, famine is recurring, driven by conflicts and natural disasters. But timely action by governments and aid groups can save lives.
Still going: Robert Mugabe celebrates yet another year.
It's hard to award a prize to esteemed former leaders when so many are determined to die in office.
Nigeria faces a number of substantial social, economic political and security challenges.
Known as the “Giant of Africa”, Nigeria is the continent’s most populous state (170 million people) and one of its largest economies. It is home to over 300 ethnic groups and 500 languages. Nigeria faces…
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era - which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident - is folly.
The IMF was blamed after the 2014 Ebola crisis for contributing to the failure of West African health systems to develop.
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.
People cheer as Senegalese troops arrive to take charge of security at the presidential palace in Banjul, The Gambia.
The adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance five years ago raised hopes for a new democratic Africa. But its ideals remain elusive for many parts of the continent.
Nigerian former sex worker “Beauty” at a social support centre for trafficked girls near Catania in Italy.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
Members of the Ecowas force at the Denton Bridge check point in Banjul, The Gambia, following Yahya Jammeh’s departure.
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
Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Muhammadu Buhari, Macky Sall and former Ghanian President John Mahama at a special meeting of Ecowas on The Gambia.
SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent.
Al-Shabaab’s constant attacks on Somalia are among concerns Donald Trump’s advisers have about Africa.
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal. But will he be able to go home?
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
Aftermath of a Boko Haram attack on the village of Mairi in north-eastern Nigeria in February 2-16.
International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh at an ECOWAS meeting in Senegal over a political crisis in Mali. Now it’s his turn to face the music.
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