New towns have had a better track record in places of rapid economic and population growth, such as east Asian countries.
Russia is trying to normalise an international order where might makes right. And democracy and respect for human rights are optional.
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.
The Caf African Player of the Year is named on 21 July – but it’s only one of eight trophies being handed out.
Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
From unwrapping parties to grinding-up mummies to make medicine, Europe has a long and strange relationship with Ancient Egyptian remains.
The final in Casablanca puts Caf at a crossroads about host nations and venues for matches.
Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
The sourcing of wheat has factored into the political and strategic decisions and security of many countries.
500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
Viewed from Cairo, the war in Ukraine poses an existential threat to something Egyptians can’t do without: abundant, cheap bread.
Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
Wheat accounts for about 20% of human calorie consumption, and Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters. The war could hit household food supplies in countries as far apart as Egypt and Indonesia.
The project violates colonial-era water rights but promises cheap and clean power to East Africa.
Young academies, which generally represent early career scientists, fared far better than their senior counterparts - a promising sign for the future.
Thanks to the growing appeal of African football stars and a dream final, Afcon is establishing itself on the world sporting map.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.