Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Senegalese women cast their ballots in the presidential elections in February.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Beninese women attend a “voodoo” festival.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing.
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Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
Hunger is a daily reality across large parts of Africa.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the 2018 summit in Beijing.
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Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
Many rural communities across Africa have dropped kerosene lighting for various electrical lights.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Women teachers can be powerful role models for girls.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
African universities can work towards decolonisation while championing the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Universities play a major role in procuring the human and intellectual resources needed for fulfilling the various goals of the UN's Agenda 2030.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been criticised for turning the country into a dictatorship.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
In Benin, women plant things which can be eaten while men planted things that earned them immediate income.
In Benin the differences between male and female farmers are their specific gender productive and reproductive roles, norms and identity.
The IMF was blamed after the 2014 Ebola crisis for contributing to the failure of West African health systems to develop.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
Much of academic philosophy, even on the African continent, is openly and unashamedly in love with the idea of the West as destiny.
Benin bronzes that were looted by British soldiers.
Cultural imperialism and looting were part and parcel of the colonial project. Today, some argue this legacy continues. But in a globalised society, where does borrowing end and appropriation begin?
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Only a small portion of Porto Novo, Benin, is built-up. The city is taking steps to combat climate change.
Porto Novo in Benin, Rouen in France and Da Nang in Vietnam are taking steps to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change, which will hit them hard if they don't.