Advertising in Paris’ Château d'Eau subway station for products designed “for black and mixed skin,” April 24, 2018.
Despite their dangers, skin-bleaching products are grow in popularity in Africa, Asia and even Europe. France's colonial history holds one of the keys to better understanding this trend.
Presidents Issoufou, Yayi, Deby and Buhari at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the body in charge of the lake replenishment project
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
National science academies must do more to draw women in.
Mitchell Maher/International Food Policy Research Institute/Flickr
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
In Lower Fungom, Cameroon men sing while working, highlighting the local culture.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
French President Emmanuel Macron with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson
Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation.
Arend de Haas/ACF
A time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after road construction reveals a strong relationship between infrastructure development and accelerating deforestation.
In Cameroon efforts are underway to halt rainforest loss and develop opportunities with locals.
Arend de Haas
Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.
West Africans who play professional football in Poland rest at halftime. Warsaw, Summer 2016.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is seen as having promoted economic growth at the expense of human rights.
To improve, African countries need to find a balance between political and economic matters. This is where leadership becomes particularly important. But this is currently lacking on the continent.
A pastoralist refugee in Cameroon.
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
It’s time for Africa to produce the technology it needs, rather than being largely a consumer.
Africa has deep-rooted problems: poverty, disease, corruption and war. Could these be solved through mathematical science?
The original antigenic sin has made fighting diseases really difficult.
Innovative initiative aims to inspire pupils on the continent to take up careers in science.
Africa’s future academics must be found, developed, nurtured and retained.
Africa needs to develop a new generation of academics to drive the continent's teaching, learning, research and critical thinking into the future.
American students don’t realise how valuable spending time in Africa can be.
Studying in Africa can be enormously valuable for American college students, but only if they're prepared to venture beyond hotels and lecture halls to really learn about the continent.
The audio message has been attributed to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
It's propaganda for sure but getting the Nigerian group on board does the caliphate no harm.
The well-respected Chadian military has entered Cameroon.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked Northern Cameroon in another escalation of their now regional war against Nigeria, Cameron, Chad and Niger. In a cross-border attack, the militants kidnapped…
Is the sun setting on West African oil? A platform in Limbe, Cameroon.
After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the US made a point of diversifying its sources of oil to reduce dependence on the Middle East. It was a strategic move which promised a huge boost to West African…
A fight on her hands: CAR’s interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza.
More than 2,000 people are feared killed since violence intensified in the Central African Republic (CAR) in early December of last year. Much of the violence erupted between the Séléka alliance of armed…
Seven Cameroonians disappeared this week … but why?
EPA/Dennis M. Sabangan
Every four years, the Olympics brings us plenty of drama on and off the sports field. This year has been no different with seven athletes from Cameroon absconding from the Olympic village and more anticipated…