Genetic analysis has traced the evolutionary footsteps of modern humans all the way back to a prehistoric wetland that spanned parts of modern-day Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship.
Rwanda’s government has taken concerted, deliberate steps over the past 25 years to build a strong health system.
Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle’s spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
While sometimes intolerant of criticism, Nyerere tended to respond with argument rather than force.