The proposed bill demonstrates the political will to address these preventable and avoidable morbidities and deaths.
There is concern over the growing influence of non-regional players in decision making at the regional bank.
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
Police officers are also not, and are not expected to be, sworn translators or interpreters. This has serious implications for justice.
In Africa, people who report higher levels of exposure to disinformation also report lower levels of media trust.
Civil society activists responding to the COVID-19 social crisis face important challenges and tensions. They should tackle these choices head-on as they develop longer-term plans.
Increased capital investment and productivity need not result in job losses. Government can use industrial policy to link investment incentives to job preservation and even job creation.
There are, scientifically, no human races. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
The freedom of the press is important, and of course it must be protected. But the freedom of everybody else and of ordinary citizens is also important.
The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
History shows that treatments and vaccines have been accessible to African countries only after the loss of millions of lives and typically years - sometimes decades - after developed nations.
The stalemate in Tshwane is a manifestation of coalition arrangements that serve the partisan interests of parties, to the detriment of citizens.
Political and economic power-holders will strive for a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
The success of Malawi’s democratic dispensation will be measured on the extent to which it delivers public goods – opportunities, development, accountability – for the people.
National Treasury is incapable of coming up with the sweeping governmental, social and economic changes required to dig South Africa out of its economic hole.
The Freedom Charter process was an imperfect but impressive attempt at capturing the will of the people and articulating an alternative vision to apartheid South Africa.
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
Nigeria's cashless policy seeks to minimise cash-related crimes, but it seems to have replaced that risk with another: electronic fraud.
It is a good time to ask how the travel and tourism industry has contributed to racism and how that can change.
African governments should shift their attention to strengthening health systems so that they are better placed to respond to any pandemic.