The street market at Mont-Bouët in Libreville, Gabon. The country was one of 10 on the continent downgraded this year.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
Fishing boats in Senegal.
The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest.
Africa has tried for decades to develop robust intra-regional trade. Free trade agreement is the most recent effort
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail in Rio.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
A small hospital in Wakiso district in the central region of Uganda.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
Engineering can greatly bolster any country’s development and growth.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Cape Verde’s renewable energy resources account for about 25% of total energy production.
With cutting-edge technologies and innovative business practices, Cape Verde can achieve its goal in a way that is cost-effective and equitable
In Africa a study shows stark differences between perceptions of justice among the rich and poor.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is seen as having promoted economic growth at the expense of human rights.
To improve, African countries need to find a balance between political and economic matters. This is where leadership becomes particularly important. But this is currently lacking on the continent.
Media freedom activists protest against the draconian Protection of Information Bill in Cape Town, South Africa.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.