It's difficult to keep track of the medical records of patients on the move and some may be lost to follow-up, presenting further public health challenges and population-wide risks.
South African courts have been reluctant 'to step into the shoes of the regulator'. But the confirmation by the Constitutional Court of the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal has changed all that.
The already extremely fragile political condition cannot handle any further instability and chaos.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
Excluding international migrants from the public health care system can result in a population wide risk.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
Data science, led by Africa-based scientists, could play a key role in addressing all of the continent's crucial needs.
Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.
Bride price practice has both social and psychological implications for the men who pay and those women for whom it is paid.
The ICC may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse.
A clandestine system of transfer payment, with roots in apartheid-era boycotts, has developed into routine behaviour on which many family budgets now depend.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
Science academies have a crucial role to play in developing ways for scientists to engage more effectively.
Applied Epidemiological Modelling has enormous potential to improve how decisions are made about public health in African countries.
The state in Ghana still justifies taking steps that amount to suppression of the media.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
By positioning himself as a loveable granddad to supporters and the punchline of a joke to his opposition, Zuma adroitly defangs the very serious charges against him.
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
The flow of unaccompanied minors from Eritrea has become the subject of international concern.