South Africa's latest budget was a necessary stop-gap after the ravages of the past decade. But it didn't have ideas that addressed the needs of poor people.
Eskom, South Africa's power utility will be unbundled and receive financial support from national treasury. These are the next steps.
Nigeria's health systems are overwhelmed and incapable of sustaining high quality disease surveillance, prevention, control and response.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
A Kenyan film director sued her country's film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed South Africa to prioritising human rights and democracy. But, there's little evidence of this.
Once crops have been harvested, farmers experience wastage and loss of food all over Africa.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
Drone technology plays a vital role in gathering accurate wildlife data. But this alone isn't enough to save Africa's elephants.