The rhino horn auction in South Africa is a serious setback in the fight against poaching and the survival of wild rhinos. The chances of the horns remaining in the country are next to zero.
Other than church, the pipe organ is often perceived as belonging in horror movies. But there's more to the instrument that spans most musical genres.
Universities have the power to transform society not just through how they operate their campuses, but also through how they invest their endowments and pensions funds.
There is no basis in customary, conventional international law or domestic law for the spouse of a head of state to claim - as a right - some form of immunity when visiting a foreign state.
Greening cities have a huge impact. The trees go beyond just lowering temperatures. They help decrease the demand for indoor cooling like air-conditioners saving money.
Social media is here to stay and gives a platform to companies as well as consumers who hold the power to bring about change.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected.
Unhealthy food corporations use various tactics to undermine public health policies aimed at tackling the scourge of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and obesity.
It is five years since the Marikana massacre in South Africa - a related musical unfortunately contributes to the amnesia about the traumatic incident.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
Former vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen argues that there is no future for South African universities.
Research in Kenya’s capital found average levels of hazardous solid and liquid particles in the air within households were three times more than the WHO recommended maximum level.
Five years on, no-one has been held to account for the Marikana massacre where 34 miners were shot dead by members of the South African Police Service in a single day.
Some have suggested that the publisher and author of 'Mandela's Last Years' were simply attempting to cash in on the Mandela legacy. This is not a basis for the withdrawal of a book.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
Although the number of children conceived through in vitro fertilisation born with abnormalities remains extremely low, a recent study in Kenya shows that the risk of genetic disorders is higher.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The rise of the middle class in Africa is fuelling consumer economies and protection policies. But they tend to be disconnected from sustainability issues.
Rare colour variants of hunted African species have been known for a long time. Trophy hunters seeking novelty might pay more to hunt these unusually coloured animals.
Some signs seem to suggest that students studying law are prone to mental health problems and substance abuse.
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
Unless parliament passes a motion of no confidence in him, which is not on the cards any time soon, Zuma's future depends on whether he's weakened in the African National Congress, not parliament.