Studies show that West Africa's critically endangered chimpanzees are finding ways of adapting to their rapidly changing habitat, but they still remain highly at risk.
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive.
Models suggest that the effects of climate change will devastate the already threatened Timneh Parrot.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Backpacking is growing and West African countries such as Ghana need to actively attract them.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
Senegal is important for Africa because it’s a country that shifts the narrative of the continent as an “arc of instability.”
Without the current experimental vaccine the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has the potential to spiral out of control.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
Nigeria's agricultural sector simply isn't equipped to produce the amount of rice to meet demand.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
It has been nearly three years since the Anglophone crisis began in Cameroon. The conflict has been vicious and it’s time for world leaders to act not just talk.
The need for qualified teachers is a major challenge in a number of African countries.