Magufuli took a populist approach in trying to woo voters away from an invigorated opposition, and when that didn't work he reported to oppressive tactics.
For 10 years, Kenya's legislators have failed to enact a law to implement a two-thirds gender rule set down in the 2010 constitution, despite numerous court rulings.
Radio stations with audiences at the grassroots have a key role to play in times of election violence.
The Building Bridges Initiative is best understood by recognising that Kenyan politics is fundamentally shaped by competition between political elites and their ethnic groups.
The flooding has affected water resources, agriculture and food security, health and sanitation, fisheries, and energy and infrastructure.
The pandemic coincides with the long rainy season in Kenya. Rain increases mosquito breeding sites, vector density and thus transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
Myiasis, a neglected tropical disease, can cause severe clinical outbreaks in humans and animals with potential economic losses in the livestock industry.
African academics draw up a reading list that speaks to the vibrancy of contemporary as well as older African literature.
Kenya's second president played a big role in steering South Sudan to freedom and independence.
How are tests developed for a specific virus and how does a country get the test kits it needs?
Many informal workers will not be able to take the precautions that health authorities suggest.
Even in the most tense and dangerous of moments, the elite has found a way to come back together.
Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
As Kenya and Somalia scramble for offshore oil and gas, foreign investors wait eagerly on the sidelines
There are huge holes in the governance of Nairobi river and city's waste which means the river's condition has deteriorated.
While no deaths have been reported in Ethiopia so far, outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease spread rapidly and have severe impacts on public health.
The rapid invasion is a major threat to the environment and rural people’s livelihoods.
Once crops have been harvested, farmers experience wastage and loss of food all over Africa.