The world needs to take urgent steps to stop the threat of mass massacres in South Sudan with tough measures that must include direct legal and financial sanctions against the main protagonists.
It is crucial to integrate paleoclimate data into ecological studies. This will increase understanding of how species respond to climate change.
Good science isn't rooted in chance. It's based on people with expertise being in the right place at the right time, equipped with enough knowledge to know what they're looking at.
The main sticking point in the failed efforts at peace is the demand by Renamo that it be allowed to appoint provincial governors in the provinces where it claims to have won an electoral majority.
The effects of a sovereign credit rating downgrade would be painful for all South Africans.
For science to have an impact there must be a genuine will to implement its advances. This requires promoting a greater understanding of science in broader society.
To mark the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan genocide: lessons from the "gacaca" courts, the country's unique and ambitious community justice initiative.
Many students with disabilities feel excluded from daily university life and the assumption is that they, not the institutions, must change.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
The bacteria in a mother's breast milk are important because it helps develop a baby's gut. Research shows this bacteria are different depending on where mothers live and what they eat.
The scientific impact of a research paper increases with every additional commenter who provides feedback – particularly if the comment came from a well-connected academic.
The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mining brings some benefits to some but when extraction is over, the lack of wider benefits to all is keenly felt.
Tanzania has experienced two major coral bleaching events. Major coral bleaching events occur when sea surface temperatures are high thanks to El Nino.
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.
If fighting continues and controversial policies are not reversed, it's only a matter of time before full scale fighting breaks out again in South Sudan.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
Paralympic sport is meant to be inclusive and fair but athletes don't face a level playing field. Those from higher income countries can compete more easily.
The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa's ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.