Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Scientists must remember that farmers are focused on the best return from their inputs with little risk as possible.
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Soil scientists have rarely gone the extra mile to translate their knowledge into forms that can be integrated into economic decision making.
Space law is a growing and important discipline.
If Ghana is to fully harness the benefits of space technology, it will need space legislation and regulations.
Some of the 50 Cuban medical specialists who arrived in Kenya recently to work in under served rural areas.
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.
Morocco’s World Cup squad training in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
By focusing on evidence to inform policy, Africa can tackle some major problems.
Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
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Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
Cocoa fruit pods.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Pastoralists on a dry plain in central Mali, one of the seven Sahel countries hit by a wave of deadly attacks.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Informal Head Porters carry take their babies with them in Accra’s Kantamanto Market, in Ghana.
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Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
Kenya lacks skilled welders who can work on a live oil pipeline.
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To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
A woman carries a water canister in a village near Loiyangalani, Kenya.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Migration to cities has led to increased obesity in Africa.
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Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
The African Union (AU) Commission in session. The African Court on Human and People’s Rights operates under the AU mandate.
Ghana's Supreme Court and the African Court, which was established by a Protocol under the African Charter, have the same powers to hear and decide cases. A recent case shows why this is problematic.
Two men playing Morabaraba. Board games are a part of the social fabric of many African societies.
African board games are learning spaces for players to develop cognitive and non-cognitive skills given the mechanics or rules embedded in these games.
Ghana’s justice system is not just slow. It’s also expensive and sometimes even harsh.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
For some, the mobile phone revolution has produced new work opportunities.
The extent to which mobile phones can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite unless significant interventions occur.