In spite of increased economic, political and social interactions, Nigeria-China relations are dented by old and new racism.
Oversight over how Ghana's oil wealth is spent has become more important than ever.
Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.
Some Boko Haram victims suffer double jeopardy when they return home to their kith and kin.
How do two artists from different ends of the world get inspired by the pioneer of Afrobeats?
Nigeria's pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
The Nigerian government must adopt a process that is open in implementing its social assistance programmes.
The Lagos state government must go beyond food packages as stimulus, and build capacity for poor people.
COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world's richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Mobile technology has great potential to improve healthcare in Nigeria but government must provide regulatory framework.
Wearing masks is being introduced in conjunction with maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres and following hygiene measures such as hand washing.
There is an urgent need for greater awareness of the dangerous substances found in the environment.
As Nigeria battles COVID-19, systemic corruption and a low level of accountability in the health sector may undermine efforts to halt the devastating effect of the virus.
Safe rural migration programmes are not a substitute for formal social protection. But they could buy governments some time.
A ban on begging in northern Nigeria is not the solution to a region dealing with intense levels of poverty.
Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
African academics draw up a reading list that speaks to the vibrancy of contemporary as well as older African literature.