Many of the structural and institutional deficiencies that caused the collapse of Nigeria Airways are still present.
Turning prisons into a market opportunity could open them up to corruption.
A study finds that there's a gap between the expectation of what university would be like, and the actual experience.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Insects are an excellent tool to fight hunger and malnutrition because they are abundant and nutritious.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
Young men in Kenya are more at risk of contemplating suicide if they have friends and family who attempted or have gone through with it.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
It is vital to make room for "queer" ideas about same-sex marriage.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
The number of giraffes in Africa has dropped by 40% over the past 30 years, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown.
Mobile money transfers have become the norm in Somalia. Transactions total as much as $2.7bn a month.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Biomass that's been through a torrefaction process could do the same duty as coal, with far less water use and less pollution.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
Staying below 1.5°C will require urgent, deep and radical changes in almost every aspect of our lives.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Deworming needs to be accompanied by health awareness campaigns in order to reduce diseases from parasitic worms.
A major constraint that prevents Kenyans from benefiting from the oil sector includes the lack of specialised training or technical skills
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
A survey shows that support for land reform in South Africa differs according to race.