A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Newspapers in Swahili and in English in Dar es Salaam. The media is increasingly not trusted in Tanzania.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Hepatitis is a major public health burden.
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made vaccination and post-infection therapy available. But the number of those infected annually and dying from viral Hepatitis continues to be high.
Uganda’s security officials have been known to use too much force when dealing with crowds.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attends a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
Women legislators in Uganda are working with their male counterparts to get their voices heard.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
People gather to look at the debris from a building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2017.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has engineered constitutional changes that could see him rule for life.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Burial of Ebola victims in the DRC.
EPA/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM
Vaccines against Ebola exist, as do diagnostic tests and screening at border crossings. So why is the disease spreading?
Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position the role of the elders back into the community.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe representing Zimbabwe at an Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS summit
The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
Isis claims attacks in Beni province of northern Kivu, eastern Congo, close to the border to Uganda.
Links between groups within the Kivu province and the Islamic state are not new.
Solar powered street lights in Kampala, Uganda.
Solar lights can help local governments drastically reduce their spending on electricity bills.
Humans can easily transmit viruses to chimpanzees and other primates.
Human-to-ape disease transmission is thought to be a severe threat to the survival of great apes.