A military confrontation between Uganda and Rwanda remains implausible. But the stand-off between the two countries is reminiscent of the worst days between them.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
Our new paper titled ‘DNA barcoding validates species labelling of certified seafood’ presents the largest and most comprehensive assessment of MSC-labelled products to date.
The US president's tweet declaring the US would recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory was unexpected and will do nothing for regional stability.
Kenya needs a national strategic environmental assessment which focuses on the use of sand for large scale construction.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
While the international conservation community unites against the captive breeding of big cats in South Africa, the government stalls.
A new experiment at CERN has discovered a source of asymmetry between matter and antimatter that could help explain why we are here at all.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
A Chinese sci-fi epic is breaking box office records and exporting a vision of a new world order as it does so.
The inquiries can take months of painstaking work, but often yield important insights that improve flight safety for everyone long into the future.
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
When it comes to giant pandas, politics, economics and international diplomacy often eclipse conservation considerations.
There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.
An analysis of flight data shows that problems began at a point when the pilot would normally have engaged the autopilot system.
Nigeria's higher education system is the biggest on the continent but it lags behind on research output.
North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.