Long ignored by white archaeologists as a mere footnote, modern scientists are now racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilisation.
Absence of treatment is the norm rather than the exception across the continent, but there are several reasons why countries should pay attention.
The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela’s political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have driven waves of immigration to Brazil.
Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions and is still a major killer in Africa. It had largely been brought under control in the Americas.
Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his mandate in December 2016 has triggered a series of street protests in which scores have been killed in Kinshasa.
A majority of planned dams are in the same river basins and will rely on similar patterns of rainfall. Thus, they will be vulnerable at the same time to drought and dry years.
China’s attitude towards Myanmar reflects a bigger strategy: to bolster its presence in Asia at the expense of other powers.
Without data, it is impossible to track progress or identify policies and interventions that are achieving gender equality.
A police spokesman said three people had been killed in altercations with security forces in the capital, Kinshasa, and that two of the deaths were being investigated.
The restoration at Suakin was agreed to during a visit to the ancient port by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Nigeria’s army said on Monday evening it had repelled the assault on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the spiritual birthplace of Boko Haram.
After the shutting down of the Balkan route for migrants, people mainly from Middle East, Africa and Asia continued to arrive in Serbia, attempting to enter Croatia and the EU.
Kenya’s government, while promising cheaper power to consumers may actually be undercutting this promise in its pursuit of nuclear power plants and other costly projects.
A mass influx of migrants from the Middle East in 2015 created deep divisions in the EU and members are still feuding over how to share the burden of caring for asylum seekers.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rose above 50% for the first time since he was elected in May.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Today’s victims may not be in iron fetters, but most are poverty-stricken and forced to migrate for work, believing it presents an opportunity to change their lives and support their families.
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
Technological leapfrogging in Africa has so far focused on economic transformation and the improvement of basic services; Somalialand has now provided great possibilities.
US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash.
Dispatched by President Donald Trump to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, Haley’s trip was one of the first tangible signs of interest in Africa by the nine-month old administration.
Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The outcome of the race between increasingly artful electoral manipulation and limitless possible manifestations of democratic expression is never entirely certain.
Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted unless Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions, decides again to drop the charges.
For most African women, however, the political terrain is too rough to navigate.
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
The number of ‘undernourished’ or hungry people in Africa increased from about 182 million in the early 1990s to around 233 million in 2016.
A combination of declining mortality and relatively high fertility is the driver of rapid population growth in Africa.
Who gets to document African realities? Who are the gatekeepers of African publishing traditions?
With lengthy, arduous peace efforts failing, South Sudan is facing its gravest humanitarian crisis in years.
The African Union needs to devise a standard set of requirements and attributes for electronic voting across the continent.
Apart from the unfavourable economic and financing aspects for generating energy from coal, the plant may be Kenya’s single largest pollution source.
Will the G20’s new ‘Compact with Africa’ succeed in combatting poverty and climate change and deter the exodus of African economic migrants?
Political repression and economic inequality has increased in Africa, calling into question the extent of the continent’s democratic gains.
Foreign forces and private contractors are training and aiding “conservation armies” to protect endangered species and fight terrorism, but there isn’t much evidence of any link between the two.
In a trend that can be observed across the continent, Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hot spots of Christian higher education growth worldwide.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
The region, which fell to war in 2013, is no longer being classified as being in a state of famine, but situations are still being described as “dire”.
Even though unrealistic targets and poor ground-level implementation have hobbled the multi-national initiative, it should be fixed rather than abandoned.
Two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands and nearly 75% of agricultural land is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.