Efforts to end female genital mutilation are mostly designed by global and national agencies and risk ignoring change agents like the youth who are against the practice.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
There is a huge amount of secrecy around the budgeting process at every level of the Nigerian government.
Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol advertisements affect social and health outcomes.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Vertical farms have the potential to feed many on the African continent.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
South Africa needs to make life as uncomfortable as possible for members of Zimbabwe's government.
The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit.
Banking water minimises the impact of evaporation and means that water can also be recycled from various sources.
Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015 are still unresolved -- unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
There are several ways to deal with discrimination, from initiating national dialogues to training teachers to identify their own biases.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
The gaps in African government are twofold: governance and education. It is important to focus on both areas to bring about overall improvements.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.