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Kenneth Kaunda: The mixed legacy of an African nationalist giant

Nairobi, June 18 -- Kenneth Kaunda, the former president of Zambia, who has died in hospital in the capital, Lusaka, at the age of 97, was the last of the giants of 20th century African nationalism. H... Read More


The sex organs of baobab flowers may solve the puzzle of trees that bear more fruit

Tanzania, June 14 -- Baobabs are the mainstay of rural communities in some parts of Africa - they provide food in the form of leaves that are cooked like spinach, and large oval fruit which are rich i... Read More


Traces of drugs found in dam that supplies water to Abuja

Nigeria, June 11 -- Pharmaceuticals - drugs used to prevent or treat human and animal diseases - are essential for health and well-being. But the increasing use of these drugs means that remnants of t... Read More


Fastly global internet outage: why did so many sites go down - and what is a CDN, anyway?

Nigeria, June 9 -- If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, you're not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenl... Read More


Delay in sending regional forces to Mozambique could exact a high price

Tanzania, May 27 -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is poised to intervene militarily on the side of the Mozambican government to stop the emerging deadly Islamist insurgency in the ... Read More


COVID is surging in the world's most vaccinated country. Why?

Nigeria, May 20 -- The small archipelago nation of Seychelles, northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, has emerged as the world's most vaccinated country for COVID-19. Around 71% of people have ... Read More


Nigeria is making progress in financial inclusion. Here's how

Nigeria, May 20 -- In developing economies, many people are excluded in various ways from financial services. Including them is necessary for three main reasons. It allows financially vulnerable peopl... Read More


Why moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve security issues

Nairobi, May 12 -- Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the United States to move its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from Germany. This is to better tackle growi... Read More


Does Nigerian music glorify cybercrime? Here's why this matters

Nairobi, May 11 -- Along with its many benefits, the internet has brought the world a new risk - cybercrime. Cybercrimes are offences that intentionally harm victims in various ways using telecommunic... Read More


Deby's death threatens security in the Sahel: Nigeria has a key role to play

Nigeria, April 30 -- The death of Chad's President Idriss Deby has inevitably alarmed foreign and national security policymakers in Nigeria, the West African region and as far as France. The 68-year-... Read More