Buhari’s handling of the economy has been somewhere between poor and appalling. But the same could be said of past administrations.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.
Because insects are an affordable and local food source rich in protein, they can be used as a meat replacement.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
Predictions suggest that Africa will suffer dramatic losses of crops and productive land as the climate warms. Perhaps adopting GM crops designed to tolerate stress can save the continent from famine.
Many health professionals leave Africa because they don’t know how to handle the non-clinical systemic problems.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Bus Rapid Transit has powerful supporters around the world – but shouldn't public transport be designed in the public interest?
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
It's no wonder that he is many people's African prime minister of 2018. But will he make it through 2019?
If the violence feared in the aftermath of the election does manifest, it will be because of Congolese society’s commitment to and defence of democracy, not in spite of it.
Guinea pigs are a good livestock choice and don't compete with humans for their food.
A plastic bag has an average usage time of 20 minutes, while it can take up to 1000 years to break down in the environment.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news.
In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
If we need more trees, many will have to be introduced into managed agricultural mosaic landscapes.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made