In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.
Policy choices made by Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo over the past 15 years have led to significant reductions in child undernourishment.
There's no reason why small families shouldn't become the norm in Africa. But this will depend on improving education opportunities for women and improving birth control policies.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
Two genocide and mass atrocity prevention scholars argue Trump's response to the Charlottesville attack is a red flag.
Rwanda's vaccination programme for girls against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease was a huge success, thanks to implementation science.
With frequent irregularities, it's easy to become cynical about elections in Africa. But polls are an essential component of the continent's growing democracy.
Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
There are large amounts of methane and carbon dioxide dissolved in the deep waters of lake Kivu - if disturbed they could cause a catastrophe.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world's global pasts and present.
Rwanda is powering ahead with peat. The country hopes that the opening of two peat power plants will add to the current power mix.
The road to reconciliation doesn't begin and end with truth commissions or trials. Change must occur at a systemic level, and communities must commit to rebuilding relationships.
Textbooks in sufficient quantities are effective in improving the quality of education but in Africa language poses a problem to how pupils interact with the material they are taught.
A Trump presidency brings into question America’s traditional approach to Africa, especially Rwanda. But a true shift in US foreign policy in Africa is not a priority for the Trump administration.
Up to 70% of women develop gingivitis during their pregnancy but not many seek dental treatment for bleeding gums. This could be detrimental for their babies.
Attempts to deepen democracy in Africa by limiting presidential terms to two have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule. Glimpses of it persist, much against citizens' wishes.
Plenty of African states bristle at the rest of the world's eagerness to prosecute crimes committed on the continent. Some are finding other ways to do it.
The prospects for reconciliation are bleak. Formal gestures by the government to nudge the opposition parties to join an intra-Burundi dialogue have consistently failed.