Hydroponic vertical farming system.
Urban consumers in Africa are rapidly growing and they are demanding high quality, pesticide free food.
The G20 facilitates global engagement but participation can be cumbersome.
In its agenda to reform global economic governance the developing world should look for ways to extract some value from the G20.
A camp for people affected by malnutrition in Eritrea.
A photo smuggled out of Eritrea by the Freedom Friday network.
Eritreans are at risk of severe malnutrition – but aid agencies struggle to access those in need.
ICC’s Former Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo looks at a video of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy.
Places with poor sanitation and insufficient clean drinking water are at risk of cholera outbreaks.
Cholera is estimated to infect between 3 to 5 million people globally, every year.
Uber has caused waves across the globe and is facing some challenges.
Global ride sharing app Uber, is experiencing different development trajectories in its two major African markets, Kenya and South Africa.
The continent needs investment – and China has long been providing it.
Recently, the Sahel has been in the global spotlight due to famines, religious terrorism, anti-state rebellions, and arms, drugs and human trafficking.
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The Sahel region of Africa is a 3,860-kilometre arc-like land mass lying to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the breadth of the African continent. A largely semi-arid…
Smallholder soybean farmer in Malawi.
There are questionable methods being used which distort our understanding of the number of smallholder farmers that embrace new technologies.
A shopper prepares to pay at an informal shop in Soweto, South Africa. Smaller retailers are struggling to grow.
Southern African economies need more organised and sustainable measures to increase the participation of emerging suppliers in supermarket value chains. This will help economic transformation.
Women plant rice in the flood plain of Betsimitatatra, Madagascar.
Reflections on World Wetland Day on how this precious resource can be used sustainably to reduce rural poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood in the face of climate change.
Inspecting seeds in Uganda. US development organisations need to understand that today there is considerably greater local expertise.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
A bonobo mother and her child.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
A new report finds that 35% of the fish stocks assessed in the Western Indian Ocean are fully exploited and 28% are over-exploited.
The ocean can no longer be viewed as a limitless space for free access for all. It needs to be managed over its entirety
A hospital nurse checks the temperature of all visitors in Conakry (Guinea) in 2014, at the height of the Ebola epidemic.
One year after the end of the West African Ebola epidemic, a study of survivors in Guinea shows what has been learned about the deadly virus, and what remains unknown.
Waiting area in Lagos, Nigeria.
Britons, Nigerians, Americans and Brasilians don't see time in the same way. These differences are explained by the history and constraints of each country.
Mining brings some benefits to some but when extraction is over, the lack of wider benefits to all is keenly felt.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
An aerial view of workers at a factory in one of Kenya’s export processing zones near the capital Nairobi.
Africa needs to learn from the experiences of others who have negotiated free trade pacts. In particular it needs to ensure its process is inclusive and does not pander to a few special interests.
Growth accelerations in African countries have been short-lived. That might be about to change.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.