The challenge is to ensure that the bank is making decisions on a principled and predictable basis.
Immigration policy is so highly politicised that the South African government seems afraid to move.
In parts of Nigeria and Mozambique, the central governments and state institutions are either absent or unable to address the dire socio-economic conditions and related instability.
The Camões Prize is the most important award for Portuguese literature, and Paulina Chiziane is the first African woman to receive it.
The forests around Mount Mabu in Mozambique are rich in biodiversity, including some newly discovered species.
The Wagner rebellion in Russia has implications for African countries that depend on mercenaries and non-state armed groups for security.
The last decade has seen no measurable change in global preterm birth rates in any region of the world.
Tanzania’s refugee policy in the 1990s is a good example of how geopolitics affects ordinary refugees.
Policies that reduce poverty, inequality and socioeconomic insecurity lower the incentive to engage in or tolerate terrorism.
In being grey listed South Africa joins a list of countries with poor governance. Others are war zones or countries with jihadist terror groupings operating on their land.
The Wagner Group has become a tool to further Russian objectives in Africa without attracting the scrutiny that regular military units would.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
Governments coming to power riding a wave of youth protests can employ authoritarian tactics to silence dissent from the same movements.
Across the world, phenological events are occurring increasingly earlier as a result of climate change.
Social protection on its own doesn’t shift the dial. Radical economic policies are needed to tackle poverty and inequality.
Even by conservative estimates, Mozambique’s snakebite figures are far higher than previously thought.
Experts are concerned that a legal mechanism called investor-state dispute settlement could affect countries’ moves to cut fossil fuel emissions. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Researchers in sub-Saharan Africa ought to fuse conventional Western theories of knowledge and local theories of knowledge.
The global realignment triggered by the end of the Cold War and Gorbachev’s reforms ushered in a period of transition on the African continent.