Africa has produced some incredible academics who are based elsewhere but want to contribute to their home continent.
There is a powerful African- born diaspora in North America and its members have much to offer their home continent. How should this relationship be crafted?
Leaders like Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, captured here playing football while his country is engulfed in turmoil, need to keep their eye on the ball and communicate effectively during times of crisis.
Rather than viewing the media as enemies, African leaders should take a leaf from some Western politicians' books and consider journalists as potential allies.
American students don’t realise how valuable spending time in Africa can be.
Studying in Africa can be enormously valuable for American college students, but only if they're prepared to venture beyond hotels and lecture halls to really learn about the continent.
Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza – the only candidate in the 2010 election.
An attempt by the incumbent president to change the constitution and run for a third term has exposed deep and dangerous divisions.
African cities are growing fast - and there are many reasons to be excited about this rapid urban development.
Though no magic bullet, bedaquiline has provided rich lessons about the challenges posed in global efforts to curb the TB epidemic.
Plenty of gold - but who gets to keep it?
The DRC is far from alone in seeking greater economic control of its natural resources.
The coalition has embraced African issues.
Governments come and go, but Britain's Africa policy has long been a beacon of continuity.
African nations can look to Nigeria and Tanzania for recent examples of smart policies that boost the middle class.
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Some countries in Africa have made great strides bolstering the middle class by supporting small businesses, but more needs to be done.
African migrants in Misrata, Libya.
Whether they are migrants or refugees, people are needlessly dying by the boatload.
Save The Elephants suggests that 100,000 elephants were killed for their tusks in the past three years.
If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.
Nigeria’s president elect, Muhammadu Buhari has much to do.
Back at the helm, Muhammadu Buhari must turn his attention to corruption, unemployment, infrastructure and the economy.
Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari celebrating.
What appears to be a peaceful transference of presidential power in Nigeria -- unprecedented in the country's history -- has global significance in the fight against cultist jihadism.
In May this year The Conversation Africa will launch from a base in Johannesburg. TC-Africa will be the fourth TC edition to launch after Australia in 2011, UK (2013), and US (2014).
Goodluck Jonathan seeks a second term in office as Nigeria votes on March 28.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian army patrols in Chibok, Borno State. There are reports South African mercenaries have joined them.
South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It's no wonder Nigeria is turning to them.
It’ll take more than a winning smile to win over Africa.
China supplanted the US as Africa's biggest partner in 2009, but the Americans are hoping to catch up.
A minute silence at the WHO. But vital time was lost at the start.
Salvatore di Nolfi
Response to the Ebola outbreak was slow but there are things we can take from it.
Anti-Boko Haram vigilante groups, such as this one in Gombi, have sprung up across Nigeria.
Nigera is facing an increasingly brazen campaign of violence and terror by Boko Haram.
Fulani of northern Nigeria: well aware of the problem.
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