Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Information warfare has gone global. Here are some recent campaigns, and a couple of ideas about how to fight back.
The African Cup of Nations is the continent's premier soccer tournament - but it's not being broadcast on TV as usual. Behind the blackout is a tale of court rulings and sour deals.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
How South African manages the fallout from its likely downgrade by Moody's in November will determine whether the country will be forced to turn to the IMF for a bailout.
A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
The Muslim Brotherhood has been slow to adapt to its new reality.
The nervous Egyptian state hopes that fan-instigated stadium riots will not occur during the Afcon, following a clampdown on some fans.
An obituary of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, who died in court in Cairo.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
The origin of Libyan desert glass found scattered in an Egyptian desert has puzzled scientists for years. But a new look at the glass structure reveals its meteoric formation.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.