The next year appears likely to bring another sequence of La Niña-related droughts to eastern East Africa. The time to act is now or many will suffer.
The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
Kala-azar, already one of the most neglected diseases on the planet, is in danger of becoming even more neglected.
Name tunes are unknown in most of the world, but they are found in two very distant communities.
Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China has become the world’s largest country-to-country lender. A new study shows that more than half of its loans threaten sensitive lands or Indigenous people.
Domestic and geopolitical factors mean that the Ethiopian conflict has enough fuel to burn for some time.
Kenya’s dominance in distance running has been repeatedly tested, most recently by the emergence of Ethiopia as a powerhouse.
Uganda is making an effort in a neighbourhood where few other countries have the same enthusiasm.
Due to warfare, ploughing and planting was not timely in Tigray. This may lead to a second year with failed crops.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
Low-income countries that sought to spend more on health care during the pandemic have been hit with ratings downgrades, while others avoided borrowing entirely.
When humanitarian agencies are obliged to stop operations by political decision or because of huge physical insecurity, the poorest and most vulnerable succumb first through starvation and disease.
Instead of fanning the flames, the West needs to be even-handed in bringing the warring sides to the table.
Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
In Ethiopia’s new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.
Formation of the African Union shows how social context is important in international negotiations.
It’s time to shift focus away from bitcoin and to pay more attention to other blockchain projects promising to make real contributions to the world.
Establishing whether a genocide is happening in Ethiopia requires an independent and objective investigation – which probably won’t happen.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and their neighbours could deploy large-scale solar and wind farms, connected by a regionally integrated power grid.