In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
Young Algerians who dream of accessing global markets have extensively used iconic brands, films and series as political resources.
Black leopards are different because of a recessive genetic variation known as "melanism".
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?
Abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa under the Bush-era 'global gag rule.' The law, which Obama repealed and Trump reinstated, cuts funding for abortion providers abroad.
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.