It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
A crate digger essentially builds a personal library of sonic texts that often can't be found on the internet or in official archives.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
Eritrea achieved independence 25 years ago amid high expectations for its future. Today, the country's youth make up a large portion of the refugees risking their lives for a better future in Europe.