To Palestinian students fed up with Fatah and imprisoned by politics, Africa's maturing democracies are a source of inspiration.
Africa is perfectly capable of competing with the rest of the world on fields and tracks, and in organisational terms too.
Zimbabwe dollars are being decommissioned at a rate of 35 quadrillion per US dollar, with eight alternative currencies to choose from.
The hope is that Buhari will be honest and efficient — but his post comes with significant baggage.
The internet is seen as a luxury item in many parts of Africa .
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many Africans looks bleak.
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?
Rather than viewing the media as enemies, African leaders should take a leaf from some Western politicians' books and consider journalists as potential allies.
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.
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.
The DRC is far from alone in seeking greater economic control of its natural resources.
Governments come and go, but Britain's Africa policy has long been a beacon of continuity.
Some countries in Africa have made great strides bolstering the middle class by supporting small businesses, but more needs to be done.
Whether they are migrants or refugees, people are needlessly dying by the boatload.
If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.
Back at the helm, Muhammadu Buhari must turn his attention to corruption, unemployment, infrastructure and the economy.
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).