What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
Investors favoured Muhammadu Buhari's opponent, Atiku Abubakar. So what are the Nigerian president's economic priorities?
Amid a growing human population, African elephants are confined to an increasingly managed existence. Do we want more for one of the world's most loved species?
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Wetlands are disappearing rapidly - but new data and technologies are revolutionising our knowledge.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
Data is essential for proper planning, budgeting and implementation of health care policies.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
A combination of reasons have led to the drying of the Sahel.
Revealed: spotted hyaena are actually excellent hunters in their own right.
Buhari’s handling of the economy has been somewhere between poor and appalling. But the same could be said of past administrations.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.
Because insects are an affordable and local food source rich in protein, they can be used as a meat replacement.
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.
Predictions suggest that Africa will suffer dramatic losses of crops and productive land as the climate warms. Perhaps adopting GM crops designed to tolerate stress can save the continent from famine.
Many health professionals leave Africa because they don’t know how to handle the non-clinical systemic problems.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Bus Rapid Transit has powerful supporters around the world – but shouldn't public transport be designed in the public interest?
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.