Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over 'authentic' Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
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.
The dynamism of domestic businesses are too often overlooked by researchers and analysts.
Academics have sent an open letter to the World Health Organisation calling for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika threat. They're overreacting.
Ghana could learn a great deal from Trinidad and Tobago about how to manage its energy sector – and about what pitfalls to avoid.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
Zika is quite different to Ebola – and experts would do well to wait before making recommendations this time.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
News that a leading manufacturer will cease making a well-known antivenom is not actually new.
The communities ravaged by Ebola need mental health support to help people rebuild their lives.
Despite ongoing efforts, achieving gender equality struggles because it is ignored or compartmentalised rather than interwoven throughout.
Public health is not the only way to manage epidemic outbreaks like the Ebola virus.
Rather than just becoming a financial venture, the Eko Atlantic experiment can be carried further at no extra cost to become the hub to transform good governance in Nigeria and West Africa.
One of the reasons maternal mortality in West Africa is still so high is because less than 60% of women give birth under skilled care.
Ebola has been blamed for a surge in untreated malaria cases in west Africa that could have led to an excess numbers of deaths from malaria, greater than the total caused by the Ebola virus.
Nigeria's new president has set himself the task of cleaning up one of the world's most corrupt states. What are his chances?