An informal settlement in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Urban dwellers who live in informal city settlements have limited access to basic services, and many of them don't own the land they live on.
One of the Klasies River spinning discs and the replica built for the recording studio.
Kumbani et al (2019), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Daniel Günther, prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein, at the Swakopmund monument to colonial concentration camp victims.
Facebook/Germany Embassy, Windhoek
Germany praises itself for having declared a 'special responsibility' for Namibia since independence. But the relationship is viewed differently from Windhoek.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
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.
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.
Flickr/Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
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.