Cameroonian nationals in Geneva protesting against the presence of President Paul Biya.
What Cameroon needs is a properly mediated process signing all the parties to a pre-agreed agenda
Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
Supporters of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa gather earlier this year to listen to the party’s leaders.
Race is the fault line. Prominent black DA figures label attempts to remove leader Mmusi Maimane as an attempt by whites to force black members into a subordinate position.
Young people are balancing several responsibilities - they’re school-goers, job seekers or employees, caregivers, friends and community members.
Although cynical about today's political leaders, the views of young South Africans are surprisingly similar to those of the mid-1990s.
South Africa’s energy regulator failed to assure a stable pricing path for electricity and is partly to blame for energy provider Eskom’s troubles.
South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
Social grants provide an important cushion amid poverty in South Africa.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, addressing media in Harare, in July 2018.
Robert Mugabe's years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
Many Zimbabweans have turned to hawking to keep the wolf from the door as the economic crisis in the country deepens.
It's time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won't topple the Zanu-PF government.
Le gouvernement du président Paul Biya est accusé d'avoir commis des atrocités contre des opposants.
Les anglophones du Cameroun souffrent d’une marginalisation flagrante et sont traités comme des citoyens de seconde zone par le gouvernement francophone.
Advances in DNA sequencing will help people to learn more about their ancestry.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
South Africans who receive welfare grants vote for the governing African National Congress more than any other party.
The survey findings show that people who had taken part in protests over the last five years were more likely to vote for opposition parties.
The government of President Paul Biya is accused of committing atrocities against opponents.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
One of the Klasies River spinning discs and the replica built for the recording studio.
Kumbani et al (2019), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Under President Jacob Zuma the economy didn’t recover as much as it should have from the global financial crisis.
The only way out of South Africa's crisis - financially wobbly utility Eskom, worsening public finances and poor economic growth - is a societal agreement that recognises the need for sacrifices.
Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in May. A new law on political funding covers parties, not politicians.
Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
Industrial users of gas have brought the energy regulator’s methodology under the scrutiny of the courts.
South African courts have been reluctant 'to step into the shoes of the regulator'. But the confirmation by the Constitutional Court of the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal has changed all that.
An electronic toll gantry on a Johannesburg highway.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg's highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
Appointing a credible director can be a step in the right direction for South Africa's parliamentary budget office.
The displaced populations within Ethiopia could destabilise the entire country.
Ethiopia's internally displaced populations are a stain on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first term in office.
South Africa’s child support grant helps fight poverty among children up to the age of 18.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.