Tanzanian children are kept out of school for a number of reasons.
Child labour in Tanzania is driven largely by poverty. More must be done to keep children in school so their skills aren't lost to the economy in the long run.
Low-carbon initiatives in cities like Rwanda’s Kigali can help citizens to deal with the harsh effects of climate change.
From an economic point of view, low-carbon plans in rapidly urbanising areas can have massive benefits for East African cities.
South Sudan is a landlocked country with poor infrastructure. Joining the East African Community will open new avenues for trade.
Countries like Rwanda have shown that regional integration can enhance growth and reduce poverty. South Sudan should follow its lead in its engagement with the East African Community.
Cassava feeds 800 million people - keeping it disease-free is a must.
Rapid genetic disease screening will be the key to saving East Africa's crops - just as it was during West Africa's ebola crisis.
Small classes like these are sadly uncommon in Kenya’s often overcrowded, oversubscribed universities.
Kenya's authorities are trying to deal with declining standards at the country's public and private universities. This will require a strengthened regulatory framework and hard work from institutions.
What people are told about their local climate and what they experience may differ. Education and collaboration can remedy this disconnect.
Climate scientists are finding a disconnect between communities and climate science: people simply don't trust the information they're receiving.
Africa is the go-to destination for tourists seeking animal safari trips.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Ethnic tensions at Kenya’s universities are not new. But the intensity is increasing, and ethnicity is interfering with how universities are run.
Kenya's universities have become hotbeds of ethnic tension and conflict. This has affected everything from staff appointments to broader institutional governance.
The majority of children in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are attending school – but the evidence suggests they’re not all learning.
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More and more children are attending primary school in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. But there are worryingly large gaps in their learning.
Residents of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Sanitation in the city is extremely poor.
Sanitation is a massive problem in East Africa. On the supply side there are a host of problems which are preventing people from accessing decent sanitation.
Presidential candidate for the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party casts his vote on October 25.
John Magufuli has been announced as president elect of Tanzania.
University of Cape Town scientists work in the Drug Discovery and Development Centre. More needs to be done to keep Africa’s scientists on home ground.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
Not enough legislation.
Most African countries lack legislation to protect people from online crime and abuse.
The mobilisation of women has taken on many forms across the continent.
Writing about the women’s and feminist movements is a definitional minefield. The two are often conflated, more so in Africa.
A Sudan Peoples Liberation Army soldier mourns John Garang, 2005.
If John Garang could see the state of South Sudan today, he would be appalled.
Obama swears to help struggling African entrepreneurs.
Those looking to start a business in Africa face enormous obstacles, even with the backing of foreign investors.
Madagascan dogs are of east African origin – not Austronesian.
Despite being initially colonised by Austronesian people, dogs from the island of Madagascar hail from Africa – unlike the humans.
Kenyan security forces react to the attack on Garissa University College.
The terrorist group's attack on Garissa University College show how quickly regional security is deteriorating.
Glass is the new steel.
The excitement over the potentially transformative effects of the internet in low-income countries is nowhere more evident than in East Africa – the last major populated region of the world to gain a wired…
If power can’t come to the village, the village must make its own.
It is estimated that around one and a half billion people globally have no access to reliable electricity. Most live in developing countries where the cost of connecting rural villages to the electricity…