Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
Coup risk in Guinea-Bissau is likely to decline, but changing leadership presents its own risks.
The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
The unusual weather can be attributed to the Indian Ocean Dipole. This is the difference in sea surface temperatures between the eastern and western tropical Indian Ocean.
The most popular broadcast medium in Ghana has gone through a politically fuelled evolution that has strengthened it.
Concerned about rising cases and spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science has called on government to declare it a national health emergency.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism.
Providing antiretroviral therapy without incorporating quality diets may not help to reduce illness and death related to HIV.
A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.
Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
In the 1950s, the African yam was exploited by drugs firm Boots to produce cortisone. But South Africans fought back against the plundering of a plant that they used for traditional healing.
Misinformation spreads fast when people are afraid and a contagious and potentially fatal disease is frightening. This provides the ideal emotionally charged context for rumours to thrive.
The Dos Santos family and their supporters claim they are the objects of political persecution.
Turkey harbours strong national ambitions, and a willingness to grow and use its military muscle alongside economic instruments.
Refugee legislation introduced after the end of apartheid was lauded as being progressive. But implementation has fallen short of international standards.
An estimated 2000 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
There are two histories of dagga in South Africa - the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
Moi’s financial generosity, skills in the vernacular, frequent tours of the countryside, and excellent memory for names and faces kept him popular with many.
Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Centrally switching water heaters on and off at specific times can distribute the demand for electricity and lead to energy saving.
The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.