The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
Blockchain is a promising tool to fight modern slavery by making global supply chains more accountable. But there a few kinks to be worked out.
Is a perfect storm brewing in the African nation?
Individual relationships between China and particular African countries differ a great deal.
Much of the devastation of our globe's natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Gabon's strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
Research shows that women in Africa are more likely to die as a result of complications related to C-sections.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
Wildlife tourism is a million dollar industry, but do we know enough about how wildlife feel about tourists in their habitat?
India does not have an official Africa policy, even though it has been engaging with the continent for over six decades.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
Young Algerians who dream of accessing global markets have extensively used iconic brands, films and series as political resources.
Black leopards are different because of a recessive genetic variation known as "melanism".
Last year, the word 'intersectionality' hit the mainstream at the Golden Globes as actors attempted to raise awareness for #MeToo and #TimesUp. But what exactly does intersectionality mean?
Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.
What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
Investors favoured Muhammadu Buhari's opponent, Atiku Abubakar. So what are the Nigerian president's economic priorities?
Amid a growing human population, African elephants are confined to an increasingly managed existence. Do we want more for one of the world's most loved species?