Africa

Russia’s war with Ukraine: Five reasons why many African...

African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected...

Tiny tracks tell of ancient paths made by gerbils and spiders...

There is something near-miraculous in the concept of tiny creatures, weighing just grams, making tracks and traces so long ago, that...


The dating game: survey shows how and why South Africans...

The study found most use Tinder casually because they’re bored, playing with the app like a kind of smartphone game - even though...

Bilingual schooling can boost literacy - but in Côte d’Ivoire...

Investing in bilingual education can reduce grade repetition, drop-out rates, and improve literacy outcomes.

Algorithms, bots and elections in Africa: how social media...

The system behind apps like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp isn’t neutral. It encodes political communication, influencing...

Nkrumah and football: how Ghana's top players ended up...

Ghanaian footballers chased migration to the US after the removal of Nkrumah as president.

Uganda study shows text messages can boost tax compliance:...

Receiving any text message increased the likelihood that an individual would pay their tax.

2022 Grammys: what Fela Kuti has to do with West Africa's...

Of a record nine nominees, seven are from West Africa. The global rise of Afrobeats music owes its soul to Nigeria’s iconic star Fela...

From Nigeria to the world: Afrobeats is having a global...

Afrobeats emerged when West African pop music became cool. It has been boosted by the diaspora, big name collaborations and American...

Who is Nigerian music star Wizkid -- and why is he taking...

His rhythmic sounds connected with the diaspora and his collaborations with stars like Drake and Beyoncé elevated his name.

Women's Afcon 2022: Nigeria sweats as Morocco and Cote...

Twelve teams remain after the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations - with Nigeria no longer automatic favourites...

There's a case for Nigeria and South Africa to cooperate...

Nigeria-South Africa bi-national commission is a laudable initiative but missing the space cooperation element.

Journalism has changed. Education must reflect the reality

Today’s journalism students are less likely to find full-time jobs as professional journalists. The craft has become ‘post-industrial’,...

How the US and UK worked together to recolonise the Chagos...

Attention is on the UK to relinquish its hold on the islands. What’s missing is an acknowledgment of the enduring role of the US in...

South Africa's carbon tax rate goes up but emitters get...

The urgency of the climate crisis was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic for a while, but the South African government displayed...

Nigeria's plastic pollution is harming the environment:...

The Nigerian government must do more to combat increasing plastic pollution in the country.