While the Zimbabwean government is attempting to encourage return migration, it has yet to introduce substantial policies or programs to address the challenges migrants and their families may face in resettlement.
Historically, African delegations have faced challenges in global climate change talks, but in recent years they have managed to negotiate more effectively, both individually and as a group.
With climate change holding the potential to aid the expansion of malaria into formerly non-endemic zones, vulnerable groups in those areas require special attention from national policies to ensure that increasing health risks are managed accordingly.
In Southern Africa, food insecurity and malnutrition are usually viewed as rural problems even though the locus of poverty is shifting to cities, causing growing deprivation among the region's most vulnerable urban dwellers.
Against the myriad of challenges that Nairobi's municipal utilities face on a daily basis, this paper identifies institutional gaps and explains how policy-relevant research can contribute to the progressive realization of adequate water for all.
Despite indications of extensive mineral deposits under its soil, Malawi lacks a national policy framework to take full advantage of these resources. The Kayelekera uranium mine is emblematic of these issues.
Though the International Criminal Court was designed to be more victim-focused than previous tribunals, the operationalization of programs to assist those affected by crimes under prosecution has been problematic and requires further research and evaluation.
While there is a legal basis for ECOWAS military action in northern Mali, the organization could make a greater contribution to peace and stability by fighting drug trafficking and restoring civil-military relations in the south.