Efforts to discourage girls from being cut in Tanzania have changed the cultural meaning and practices around the ceremonial rite of passage.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
Large companies have a big role to play in ensuring women’s rights are protected in industries such as horticulture.
South Africa has tended to prioritise race relations over gender relations since formal apartheid ended.
Family, marriage and culture are among the factors that influence black women's experiences as scientists.
The placenta could hold the answers to why HIV positive women report higher rates of premature deliveries.
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
Under the Rome Statute, court ordered reparations are available to victims after the accused is found guilty. In the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, this involves over 5,000 victims.
South Africa's data rollout of its pre-exposure prophylaxis shows that there is a relatively slow, but increasing, uptake. However, more needs to be done to target young women.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
Activists often face intransigent regimes and ruthless warlords. But women can use traditional insights into femininity and motherhood for political mobilisation and resistance.
Two South African "romance" struggle auto/biographies have focalised the anti-apartheid struggle through the lives of heroic women who were bound by love.
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.
Will the African population inevitably quadruple by the end of the century? And what are the reasons for this extraordinary growth?
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care.
South Africa has changed since Jacob Zuma's 2006 rape trial. In recent years, a new and assertive feminist movement has emerged and attacks on the president have become common cause.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.