Fighting deadly diseases such as Ebola is a strong case for providing donor aid to authoritarian countries like the DRC.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Ghana’s newspapers are largely doing a good job when it comes to mental health reporting.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
Archival illustration of the Christiansborg Castle.
Danish National Museum
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
Police in Ghana have a reputation for intimidation, violence and corruption.
Poor supervision, poor training, and unfair treatment of lower-ranked officers make misconduct more likely to happen among Ghana's police force.
Cellphones are everywhere in Africa - but that doesn’t mean the digital divide is closing.
We don't have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics to know if the digital divide is being closed.
In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing.
Linda De Volder/Flickr
Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
Ghana has at least one one major flood disaster every year.
Ghana needs to deal with the underlying causes of floods and prepare people for them.
Accra’s sprawling slums.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital's housing crisis.
A street procession during the Chale Wote festival in 2018.
Walking is crucial during the Chale Wote festival as most activities happen on the street.
A bustling local market in Kumasi, Ghana.
Policymakers in Africa approach rural and urban development separately. This needs to change.
Herbalists mostly recommend treating underlying physiological condition through herbal remedies.
Understanding the different beliefs about disorders is important in efforts to improve mental health care in developing countries.
Home page of the BBC News Pidgin website.
BBC News Pidgin
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
Genetic data holds a wealth of health information.
There is a need for genetic services in low and middle-income countries.
EPA-EFE/ Fredrik Persson
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Scientists must remember that farmers are focused on the best return from their inputs with little risk as possible.
Dominic Chavez/World Bank/Flickr
Soil scientists have rarely gone the extra mile to translate their knowledge into forms that can be integrated into economic decision making.
Space law is a growing and important discipline.
If Ghana is to fully harness the benefits of space technology, it will need space legislation and regulations.
Some of the 50 Cuban medical specialists who arrived in Kenya recently to work in under served rural areas.
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.