The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
The flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai have receded. But in some ways, the problems for many of the countries affected, are just beginning.
Cyclone Idai hit poor countries the hardest and shows why disaster resilience is a necessity.
The international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.
Cities need to pay attention to how extreme weather events effect their resources.
Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
From New Orleans to Haiti to Mozambique, global inequality plays a major role in making disasters deadly.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa's public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Mugabe is gone, but chaos reigns.
South Africa needs to make life as uncomfortable as possible for members of Zimbabwe's government.
Oliver Mtukudzi has left the world his greatest prized possession -- the gift of song.