Tanzanian President Magufuli's threat to clamp down on the LGBTI community is creating a climate of hatred and fear.
The striking doctors in Kenya have vowed not to resume work until the government meets their demands.
Read why elections are harder on some than others, and things you can do to take care of yourself.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews.
US President Donald Trump stamped his inaugural speech with the promise of ‘America First’ – a slogan with an ominous past.
There's a marked difference between how South Africans and their government see themselves in relation to Africa, and how the continent perceives them
Ongwen is charged with the greatest number of crimes ever faced by an accused person before the international court
Eating insects is extremely common in a number of African countries, but is frowned upon by many in the West.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become commodities
Liberation movements in southern Africa came to power with promises to deliver a better future for people. But once in power they failed to deliver
The struggle to dismantle patriarchy and stop the ongoing war against women’s bodies continues.
There is much talk about co-operation and partnerships but, in reality, there are few concrete examples
The UN defines a migrant as anyone who has moved out of his or her “country of usual residence”
If Donald Trump forsakes President Barack Obama's US climate agreements, the resultant global warming will wreak havoc on the continent.
CNN misrepresents reality on the ground in Ghana. Ghanaians generally do not struggle for food and day-to-day services
Development is not being taken seriously enough as a way to tackle mass migration and terrorism.
It is largely because of women’s compromised position in society that insurgent groups such as Boko Haram can continue to survive.
The eccentric head of state has seemingly left the presidents-for-life club.
Social capital needs to be fostered so that communities are able to build from within.
Countries on the continent should work harder to ensure accountability for international crimes, writes Ottilia Anna Maunganidze.