Botswana’s LGBTI community is celebrating the decriminalisation of gay sex.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
A male lion with a porcupine quill lodged in his cheek.
The team found evidence of about 50 lions that had been injured or killed by porcupines since the 17th century.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Many people worry that even properly treated wastewater will make them ill if they wash with or drink it.
Wastewater reuse suffers from a perception problem.
South African politician Julius Malema often attacks journalists.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa on international women’s day. Rwanda is a trend-setter in female representation.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
A Sahrawi refugee carries a flag of the Democratic Arab Republic of Sahara.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
Foot and mouth disease affects hoofed animals like cattle, goats and camels.
South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Many children don’t receive the treatment they deserve.
When children are drawn into their countries' informal justice systems, their human rights are often threatened.
One of the new resolutions on land related to Namibia’s urban areas, like the capital city Windhoek.
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The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Pik Botha’s life’s work was dedicated to the protection and entrenchment of apartheid.
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The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Pik Botha played a central role in the intricate talks that eventually led to Namibia’s independence.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.