Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
Indonesia and South Africa are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime.
M-PESA was launched nearly a decade ago in Kenya. New evidence suggests that the mobile money banking system has helped reduced poverty levels, particularly in households headed by women.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
Kenya's medical workers have downed tools, demanding the implementation of a collective bargaining agreement signed in 2013.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Ending a war is not enough. The challenge for post-conflict situations in Africa is to escape the inter-war lawlessness maintained and reproduced by groups that have access to arms.
The quality of what pupils come to know, understand and are able to do has a big impact on students. Low quality leads to boredom as well as fear and anxiety about maths as a subject
The development community has overlooked the ethical dilemmas associated with raising one individual above others through farmer-to-farmer systems.
Trials have shown that rates of HIV infection are reduced if people not infected with HIV take anti-retrovirals - known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But adherence to a daily dose is a problem.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
Acts of arson by Kenyan high school students have been characterised as 'mindless hooliganism'. But research shows that students are actually engaging in purposeful, reasoned political action.
Africa battles with a dearth of data and seems unable to scale up health innovations. If these can be systematically addressed, the continent can take great strides towards better health for all.
Kenyans need to be wary of early learning centres that pressure children with academic drills.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
Africa's cities are melting pots of activity and interaction. There are fears that the continent's next major modern disease crisis will emerge from them.
Africa's complex and seemingly insurmountable social and economic problems are a golden opportunity to demonstrate the value that research can bring. Scientists need to rise to the challenge.
It is a question of when, not whether, Kenya will pull out of the ICC. But it is also clear that there is some incentive for Nairobi not to withdraw immediately
Magufuli’s visit to Kenya reaffirms Tanzania as a leading regional actor. But it is also clearly designed to reset bilateral relations with Kenya which have been at best lukewarm on his watch
Ironically the campaign to withdraw from the ICC was mainly initiated by the very same governments and heads of state that had earlier referred cases to the ICC when it suited their own interests.