Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
South Africa's fossils can step out of the shadows of being undated and undateable.
The BBC drama about Rwanda tackles post-genocide events in a way few dramas or documentaries have done before.
The number of giraffes in Africa has dropped by 40% over the past 30 years, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown.
A major constraint that prevents Kenyans from benefiting from the oil sector includes the lack of specialised training or technical skills
Kiswahili will be easy for South Africans to learn compared to foreign languages from outside Africa.
Better, more standardised frameworks are needed especially in Uganda if its universities are to benefit from transnational partnerships.
Bobi Wine entered the political arena with a relatively consistent background of politically critical music.
The failure of political systems is the main cause of conflict and displacement but climate change can exacerbate this.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
Many countries in eastern and southern Africa rely on hydropower for electricity generation and there are plans for several more dams.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
Reptiles add socioeconomic value but when it comes to accessing detailed reference information about them, students and naturalists can face serious challenges.
The outcome of the race between increasingly artful electoral manipulation and limitless possible manifestations of democratic expression is never entirely certain.
Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
Attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in West Africa are increasing in number and in sophistication. Regional and national authorities must respond promptly to arrest the threat.
It's very easy to assume climate change causes droughts, but they are complex extreme events that result from a combination of drivers.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.