Rwanda recorded the most progress, followed by Ghana and Liberia in the fight against poverty since 2005.
Many of the continent's receive more money from remittances than development aid.
The continent's governments have not, historically, paid significant attention to urbanisation and the problems experienced in their cities.
Scientists say they have established and published the age of the original naledi fossils that garnered global headlines in 2015.
Northeast Nigeria continues to battle the armed group Boko Haram with devastating results for already embattled health systems
The non-profit sector continues to grow rapidly in Africa. In South Africa alone, there are more than 100 000 registered organisations
The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor
The east African country has a lot going for it, with over 70% of its population being under 30 years of age.
Over 4.7 million people in northeast Nigeria are in dire need of basic amenities like food, water and shelter, says Oxfam
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10 000. It's now backtracked on the decision
Nation building doesn’t begin or end with commissions or trials. It’s much more complex.
Money to protect the rights of African women has been in short supply
Mozambique is the first major African nation in recent times to become unable to meet obligations to international creditors
Zimbabwe's 2017 tobacco harvest started this week. Farmers and government officials alike are hoping for a banner year but obstacles remain.
Observers have accused authorities of letting their guard amid a period of relative security for shipping companies operating in the strategic route.
The hunger faced by 17-million in East Africa is a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
German Development Minister Gerd Müller has been canvassing support for his 'Marshall Plan with Africa' at the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast
The response to the outbreak of fall armyworm has been hampered by farmers' lack of information and pesticides to fight it, worsening food insecurity
Research shows that migrant entrepreneurs create jobs for other migrants and South Africans.
‘Black people are not used to seeing another black person making it in business … instead of supporting one another we pull each other down’