Nigerians rescued from a Boko Haram camp in the north. The terrorist group is just one element of insecurity in the region.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
A community care worker providing treatment to a TB patient at her home.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Digital technology is being used to improve rice processing in Nigeria.
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, but they must be aimed at meeting the sub-continent's needs.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
EPA-EFE/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
David Sanders was an inspiring teacher for many students.
University of the Western Cape
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Over the past two decades digitisation has steadily transformed African farming.
Separated display screens (TVs) at the site.
Sites like Agbogbloshie provides a valuable service. They offer opportunities for job creation, profit and cleaning up environments littered with waste.
The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
It’s not all doom and gloom for African universities – some are getting it right.
With limited resources and inadequate infrastructure, African universities appear to be under tremendous strain. But some are beating the odds and getting it right.
Slowly, Chinese and African researchers are beginning to collaborate more.
We wanted to investigate how the People's Republic of China and countries in Africa work together in science and technology.
It’s not that people in poorer countries want to eat unhealthily - but cost is a huge factor.
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The fact that relative food prices differ so markedly and so systematically provides a very strong rationale for nutrition-focused food policies.
The proposed National Health Insurance has raised questions about the government’s ability to manage a complex health system
The South African government is going ahead with the National Health Insurance scheme but has yet to detail how it is to be funded. What seems certain is that taxpayers will foot the bill.
It’s not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering South Africa's very real environmental and structural constraints.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
The Kumasi Kejetia Market is the biggest in West Africa.
Lewis Abedi Asante
Governments should change their approach by deepening collaboration with citizens to ensure delivery of urban infrastructure
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
Researchers need great equipment, infrastructure and support to thrive.
Lack of access to resources is a big problem for postdoctoral researchers.