Companies can't verify that their source didn't involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
Southern African Development Community countries are very connected. Highly mobile and migrant populations frequently cross borders, posing significant challenges to reaching a malaria-free region.
While history is often deployed as a weapon in eastern DRC, it also shows us stories of friendship and collaboration.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
A mix of wind, solar photovoltaics, and some natural gas would be more cost-effective than Inga 3 for South Africa and the DRC.
Such a large accumulation of methane in a lake is unique, and has never been reached in any other lakes.
History shows that treatments and vaccines have been accessible to African countries only after the loss of millions of lives and typically years - sometimes decades - after developed nations.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
You would think that anyone in the gold industry would be getting rich right now, but informal miners in many countries are missing out.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Africa is facing a profound crisis that could set its development back a generation. It needs a solution to its debt problems that doesn't cripple countries.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
One of the greatest artists ever to emerge from Cameroon had a fraught relationship with his homeland – but because of it touched all corners of Africa and the world.
The biggest lesson has been that controlling a disease outbreak like Ebola is impossible without community trust and engagement.
Everything starts and ends with leadership.