Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
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.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
To achieve universal energy access by 2030, the UN says Senegal must double its electrification rate.
The assumption that children’s schooling decisions are mainly decided by their parents, and their fathers in particular, is not entirely accurate.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.