The World Bank won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries
Dissatisfied ex-combatants who aren’t serving in the formal military structures pose the biggest long-term threat to the stability of the country.
Patrice Lumumba believed that a lasting peace could be achieved through good will, not rifles and bayonets. The great man's vision now lies in tatters
There are fears that Zambia is slipping into authoritarian rule under President Edgar Lungu.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
Recent studies on value chains in the region highlight high transport costs and continued use of non-tariff barriers.
Since Kenya gained independence, the country has marked two independence days every year. But is the 'self-rule' Madaraka Day celebration necessary?
The South African government has introduced radical new economic measures to address the problem of wealth distribution
Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
The cost of business-as-usual will not take us anywhere – so what do we need?
His willingness to challenge the regime is admirable, but he can’t do it on his own.
The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of Africa
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and Africa
Infertility is tied to the instability of romantic relationships in Ghana
If the US President is the consummate dealmaker he purports to be, he should find the high returns of greater co-operation irresistible.
There are arguments these laws are being abused because they restrict freedom of movement and the right to a fair hearing
Beyond the surface of the success story looms a different reality for most of the country’s 2.3-million people
Why use the same tactics we're criticising Trump for? And what would be an appropriate response?