Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Liberia's rural communities have long been suffering land grabs by international palm oil producers.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Thousands of Liberian women have banded together to bring about peace and to fight for women's rights. They've changed the face of the African nation.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
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.
SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent.
Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighbouring states and the world as a whole
Consuming bushmeat is thought to have contributed to the outbreak of Ebola in west Africa. Countries in the region are trying to slow down consumption.
A small but dedicated team is offering these abandoned apes a brighter future.
There's no doubt it was time for the United Nations mission in Liberia to end. But there are some gaps in the country's plan to move on without the men and women in blue helmets.
To tackle Zika and other viral outbreaks, we need to focus not only on the pathology of the disease, but also on the global political and economic architecture.
Mercenaries and private armies have always been controversial – but are they really any worse than regular armies?
Why is Africa so saddled with ageing presidents who ought to be enjoying their retirement in peace when the continent desperately needs young, agile and innovative leaders equal to its challenges?