Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
Cold War, dictators and cover-ups – Ebola's secret history.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
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.
Mining brings some benefits to some but when extraction is over, the lack of wider benefits to all is keenly felt.
For the revolutionary Frantz Fanon it was not enough to celebrate the achievements of decolonisation. It was necessary to educate, to strain at the limits of national freedom and to provoke debate.
To tackle Zika and other viral outbreaks, we need to focus not only on the pathology of the disease, but also on the global political and economic architecture.
Groundbreaking video footage could change the way we look at chimpanzees.
China offers an alternative to traditional donors and investors in low- and middle-income countries. Adding to its appeal is its focus on infrastructure projects.
Ebola has been blamed for a surge in untreated malaria cases in west Africa that could have led to an excess numbers of deaths from malaria, greater than the total caused by the Ebola virus.
The fast thinking Nigerian government used a tried and tested tracking system and pooled expertise to contain the ebola virus in three months.