The Ugandan law is one of a spate of laws across Africa that are said to protect the heterosexual African family.
The introduction of free education should follow a gradual process, starting with the lowest levels.
African governments have more influence on China-funded projects than mainstream narratives acknowledge.
This was an area in which early anatomically modern humans survived, evolved and thrived, before spreading out of Africa to other continents.
Avoid ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes. They are, more often than not, bogus and fraudulent business ventures.
Infrastructure that links mines to ports isn’t enough – it needs to be accompanied by policies that encourage productive investment in factories.
Early life environments and adult social bonds both have strong effects on survival.
The fluidity of the country’s short-lived coalitions is a major cause of instability in Kenya.
Tanzania’s refugee policy in the 1990s is a good example of how geopolitics affects ordinary refugees.
Finding the right balance between media freedom and limits remains one of the greatest challenges modern democracies face.
The media attention, public backlash and judgement of the dead in the cult saga have made processing the loss difficult for families.
A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
Rather than protecting some of the world’s most vulnerable children, many of Africa’s orphanages are exploiting them.
COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic have increased our attention on how individuals and systems cope with stress-inducing shocks.
The proposed law reinforces unscientific conversion practices – or so-called reparative therapies – that don’t work.
The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
Kenya’s irrigation development is more advanced than official records show because they exclude what some farmers are doing.
The criminalisation of same-sex sexual relations among consenting adults in Kenya worsens social disparities and inequalities.
There is a growing public wariness about the performance of the media, which are increasingly accused of being partisan.
Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.