Africa

Four reasons why physically punishing school children doesn't...

Too often, corporal punishment breaks young people and brutalises them.

How African thinkers of the 1980s fed into today's inequality...

Ghanaian postcolonial intellectuals viewed terms such as development, neo-colonialism, self-reliance, and indigeneity as central to...


What lies behind Mozambique's failure to find lasting peace...

Study shows that Mozambique 1992 peace agreement was never the success it was claimed to be. The country’s democracy remains weak.

Why South African political parties must find a balance...

Metros may be a graveyard for political ambition. But if parties or individuals succeed, the rewards are considerable.

US and Africa: mending fences and building bridges in the...

The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa...

What stands in the way of a new South Sudan post-conflict...

Trust and confidence-building are vital in divided nations where various and often antagonist constituencies are brought together.

We found a rare insect at an unspoilt stream in Nigeria...

The presence of a vulnerable species in Ekor Waterfalls, Nigeria, is a signal that the area could support other rare or threatened...

South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen...

It’s about developing a community of practice: people who can work alongside scientists, taking science out of the laboratory and...

Top Kenyan scientist shares the joys and challenges of...

Manufacturing is just one part of the vaccine ecosystem. It’s the health system that delivers vaccines and people must be willing...

Omicron: Senior Nigerian scientist considers fallout, and...

The current spate of travel bans is rather hasty and irrational given that we know that the variant is in several countries already.

How Yemeni women are fighting the war

Many Yemeni women are not victims of war or just escaping or hiding. In many and contrasting ways they are actively supporting it,...

Coronavirus: a weekly update from The Conversation's global...

An effective vaccine against lies, spin and confusion.

Coronavirus weekly: as the virus spreads, economies grind...

Citizens around the world look warily at the rates of illnesses and deaths at home and abroad as the economic effects of COVID-19...

Coronavirus weekly: expert analysis from The Conversation...

The outbreak continues to spread in new geographies and in numbers.

Coronavirus weekly: as the world stays at home, where is...

Since the pandemic began, the new coronavirus has infected more than 780,000 people and killed at least 37,000. The experts at The...

Coronavirus weekly: as global cases pass one million, health-care...

This fifth weekly column by our team of international health editors highlights more of the recently published articles from The Conversation’s...