It's been a decade since Boko Haram morphed into a violent, radicalised, Jihadist sect after the death of its founder. Since then it has caused untold harm in Nigeria.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
The world body spends more than US$6 billion a year on peacekeeping operations, most of which are in Africa
As Kenya and Somalia scramble for offshore oil and gas, foreign investors wait eagerly on the sidelines
Many African countries host large numbers of asylum seekers. But should they be held in camps, or be allowed to integrate into cities?
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
Nigeria's border closure is a panicked reaction which violates ECOWAS protocol.
What Cameroon needs is a properly mediated process signing all the parties to a pre-agreed agenda
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.
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.
In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country's new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.
The study confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated ARV.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.