A Malawi boy sits among drying tobacco leaves in 2014.
The tobacco industry claims that tobacco- growing is essential to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale rural farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Research shows that's untrue.
An image by MeerKAT shows hydrogen gas in M83, a famous spiral galaxy.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
A Zenzeleni cooperative member carefully aligns some equipment in the village of Mankosi, Eastern Cape.
South Africa has some of the highest mobile voice and data costs in the world. A project to deliver affordable services and keep money in communities with high unemployment rates could be the answer.
Carefully tracking the migration habits of birds like the Barn Swallow can help to conserve these species.
If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
Zambia has become increasingly ruled by fear under President Edgar Lungu.
Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu is tightening his grip on power even further.
Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
Farmers don’t get efficient information on weather changes, improving data can change this.
Information to weather changes is often unavailable to Africa's farmers and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or inaccessible to those who need it most.
There are fears that Zambia is slipping into authoritarian rule under President Edgar Lungu.
The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government’s democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.
Macron in Mali.
EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson
The state of democracy isn't looking good in southern Africa – but these countries' Western 'partners' don't really seem to care.
The Maguga Dam in Swaziland. Many development challenges of dams are not as clear as critics suggest.
Dams are once again being recognised as important key contributors to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Detection dog Pepin, with his trainer, Megan Parker, on the search for scat © Sarah Durant.
Cheetah’s rarity and elusiveness poses a problem for conservationists who need to know where they still persist, and whether their numbers are increasing or decreasing.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been criticised for turning the country into a dictatorship.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Three democracies once considered beacons of hope are in varying states of disarray.
A fishmonger pleads for customers in a Kenyan market.
The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor in African cities.
The declining fishing yield in the Lake Tanganyika region is being exacerbated by an influx of refugees.
Climate change, deforestation, overfishing and hydrocarbon exploitation threatens one of Africa's oldest lake's, Lake Tanganyika.
US President Donald Trump stamped his inaugural speech with the promise of ‘America First’ – a slogan with an ominous past.
Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation.
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.