South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
More than half of girls in South Sudan are married before the age of 18. Endemic conflict and food shortages are only exacerbating the problem.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
The distinction between food insecurity and famine is artificial and unhelpful. Hungry people are suffering however their situation falls below the radar.
Until African political systems become less majoritarian and do a better job of protecting the rights of minorities, the true benefits of a democratic government are unlikely to be realised.
The resilience of South Sudan's higher education system can be attributed to dedicated staff, institutional partnerships and supportive governance.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.