Water is sacred in many religious traditions, holding power that can also be dangerous.
Large scale infrastructure projects like ports represent more than just financial investments.
Infrastructure projects are an enticing promise for a better future – but they can also evoke a violent colonial past.
There are advantages to a regional force overseen by the East African Community – particularly as the bloc is leading new political talks.
South Africans would rather see efforts go into tackling other challenges – but climate change will intensify those challenges.
Education can’t make up for inadequacies in other policies that continue to cause mass unemployment.
Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
The individual stories of migrant women are essential in understanding if HIV healthcare strategies and programmes are working.
South Africa had one of the best national gender machineries globally. But, these were dismantled and replaced with a dysfunctional ministry for women, youth and people with disabilities.
Young Ugandans have already fallen far behind in their learning because of COVID.
Al-Shabaab remains a strong regional actor and has proved itself to be a resilient force. It’s time to weigh a non-war strategic option
A small but vocal lobby – some aided by US conservatives – have drawn battle lines around unisex bathrooms and gender pronouns.
Digital activism can be fruitful if it is followed up by practical and strategic offline actions.
There are ways in which platform workers can resist the rise in job insecurity and poor working conditions brought on by digital labour platforms.
Conflict is prevalent in the region characterised by harsh climate, vast wilderness and low levels of development.
The impact of climate change on the spread of crop pests is established. Biological control methods show some promise but the pace of climate change means scientists are in a race against time.
Experts say greater use of renewable energy via solar photovoltaic and hydro power is the best route to universal access to electricity in Togo.
Track marks are a way to fill in the blanks that sometimes exist in the body fossil record.
To move towards justice and peace, Kenya must disband all police units implicated in unlawful violence and punish criminal officers.
Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.