Historically low rainfalls have led to severe droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. But various solutions exist to mitigate the social and economic impact.
Democracy is not just for humans.
Investment is essential to African economies, but it can bring risks.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.
The rise of the middle class in Africa is fuelling consumer economies and protection policies. But they tend to be disconnected from sustainability issues.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
With frequent irregularities, it's easy to become cynical about elections in Africa. But polls are an essential component of the continent's growing democracy.
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
The proposal ignores how bad the EU is at sharing responsibility for asylum seekers.
The new French president has been accused of racism over comments about Africa's 'civilisational' problems.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
There are rising concerns that rapid deforestation across the Amazon and Southeast Asia could spread to Africa. The continent hasn’t yet seen vast agricultural expansion but it could be on the way.
The World Bank has changed direction. It won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
A new candidate to be the US assistant secretary of state for Africa has ideas that are both refreshing and worrying.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
Here's what happened to a professor of genetic epidemiology's 'microbiome' when he lived with the Hadza.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.