Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
As a young radical in the 1980s, Museveni publicly scorned African rulers who clung to power. Now, after 30 years in office, he is clearly clinging pretty hard himself.
Cousin of the Ebola virus, Marburg has the potential to cause devastation.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
South Africa must act to halt the decline and save its universities' well deserved global reputation of excellence.
Uganda's economy has seen many changes since independence. Trends in recent years are positive, although some key challenges remain.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Health care systems in many African countries are very poor. Instead of fixing them, many African leaders seek medical attention abroad incurring huge bills which are ultimately paid by taxpayers.
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.