Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
These programmes allow institutions to claim they're doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarise.
A crucial resource in enabling migration is having some personal link to current migrants.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Burkina Faso. For African cinema to survive, it must adapt to today's audiences and forms of distraction.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
Science is not the absolute truth. Scientific findings are the beginning, not the end, of the quest for truth.
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's long rule can be attributed to three main pillars of support: the military, ruling party and political Islam.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
Ethiopia is a storytelling nation in which Emperor Tewodros has a special place.
Senegal is important for Africa because it’s a country that shifts the narrative of the continent as an “arc of instability.”
Children whose families benefit from social grants and family support interventions enjoy better health, nutrition and schooling.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
If South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill is accepted as is, it will be detrimental to academic content production.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
It's increasingly difficult to manage diseases in inner cities.
Building a fiscally capable state won't bring benefits in the short term but can build taxpayers confidence.
New analysis indicates that a strict beneficiation policy might not lead to optimal developmental outcomes.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Nigeria's higher education system is the biggest on the continent but it lags behind on research output.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.