Improved mediation skills for local leaders can help prevent the escalation of disputes and break cycles of violence.
The system behind apps like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp isn’t neutral. It encodes political communication, influencing what users see.
African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
Many of the artefacts Ethiopia is famous for are found in Tigray. Their continued destruction could lead to irreversible culture shock and social collapse.
Protecting the continent’s historical artefacts requires political will from governments – and a reawakening of cultural conscience among Africans.
Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times since 2010, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
Mental health problems are major indirect consequences of armed conflicts and can have short-term and long-term effects on people.
The sanctions are likely to last beyond the current conflict. This may end up bringing about a solution to Africa’s desire to produce its own military hardware for its own use.
Going on strike is not an option for the police in Nigeria as the consequences could be dire.
Opinion polls, not all credible, have placed Ruto in pole position for the August elections - but the political ground could shift before then.
Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
Scientists themselves seemed to be unaware that their lack of comment on the absurdity of apartheid was a statement in itself.
The admission of DRC will extend the East African Community bloc’s reach to the Atlantic Ocean.
Most citizens feel that it is pointless to vote because it won’t change anything.
In spite of public disapproval, food prices are likely to remain high this year unless the government intervenes to cushion farmers from rising costs.
As the world becomes more divided by this war, the Chinese yuan may become the safe haven for Russia and other liked-minded countries.
Social scientists in Nigeria communicate their research results more among themselves than they do to policymakers and the general public.
Elites have strong incentives to foment violence. The way they speak about election issues in the media can inflame tensions.
Parties must forego ideological rigidity and compromise for the common good, says Mpho Phalatse about making coalitions work.