Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
Attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in West Africa are increasing in number and in sophistication. Regional and national authorities must respond promptly to arrest the threat.
West African leaders have nursed the idea of a common currency for the sub-region since the turn of the century. But conditions for member countries to make this happen appear unattainable.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
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.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
There appears to be no resolution in sight over the impasse between Nigeria's president and the Senate over Muhammadu Buhari's choice of chief crime buster. Who will blink first?
Africa's energy potential remains under-exploited, the energy entrepreneur is well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the energy sector.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
To tackle diseases like meningitis, African governments must find fresh ways to fight for lower cost vaccines.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Unless they trust climate change programmes, communities will continue to plunder forests rendering such interventions redundant.
On both economic and political dimensions South Africa potentially has a long way further to fall from its current messy institutional realities.
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.