Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement.
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Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
Jakarta is among the ‘megacities’ with a population of more than 10 million people.
Shifting the capital of Indonesia and other countries may actually send the wrong message that cities too can be discarded.
Rural healthcare services are best supported by midlevel workers.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a joint news conference at the presidential Blue House on June 30.
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Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.
The infamous Makoko slum in Lagos, Nigeria.
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In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Nigerians rescued from a Boko Haram camp in the north. The terrorist group is just one element of insecurity in the region.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Digital technology is being used to improve rice processing in Nigeria.
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, but they must be aimed at meeting the sub-continent's needs.
Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy.
One of the world's largest producers of oil has lost a legal battle that could have dire consequences on its fragile economy.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in late August in Japan.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Several African states are struggling to stem violent extremism.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Violence directed against migrants from elsewhere in Africa flares up frequently in South Africa.
Beliefs about the role played by foreign nationals in South Africa clearly influence how people think about anti-immigrant hate crime.
The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
The government of President Paul Biya is accused of committing atrocities against opponents.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
A woman shelters in a church in the Central African Republic after deadly 2014 attacks involving Muslim and Christian fighters.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
The government of President Idriss Deby in Chad blocked citizens’ internet access for 16 months.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a cabinet of political allies.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country's new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
Supporters of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at a rally earlier this year.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.