Ethiopia’s civet producers could benefit greatly if the industry were properly regulated and commercialised.
Eight countries are projected to be behind 50% of the growth in population over the next three decades. Five are in Africa.
Conflict is prevalent in the region characterised by harsh climate, vast wilderness and low levels of development.
High intensity rain has actually increased, which is topping up underground water stores.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
Leaders at the centre of the Ethio-Tigray war don’t believe in equal partnership. In their political cultures, winners take all.
Since the war broke out, some healthcare workers have lost their jobs, others have been displaced, wounded, threatened or killed.
History tells us that non-recognition works and that simply accepting illegal invasions sets a dangerous precedent.
A modern port raises Puntland’s stake within the fragmented political landscape of Somalia and prevents traders from seeking alternatives.
Al-Shabaab’s evolution over nearly two decades has been centred around three major goals.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
Mega infrastructure projects entrench existing inequalities when they ignore the economic realities of vulnerable groups.
His songs about the rights of the Oromo people in Ethiopia lifted the spirits of a downtrodden people and his death shook the nation.
The project promises improved living condition for citizens and fosters ambition for international recognition.
Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
The dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
Five essential reads on Russia’s relationship with Africa.
Ethiopia’s largest region is pushing for self-determination - it hasn’t gone down well with Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a centralised state.
Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.