Efforts to discourage girls from being cut in Tanzania have changed the cultural meaning and practices around the ceremonial rite of passage.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Plants, in their fossil forms, can reveal a great deal about past environments and climates.
A new study found that community-based wildlife conservation can quickly result in clear ecological success.
To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
Tanzania's laws about forcing girls to leave school if they're pregnant are out-dated and miss the point.
Wild chimpanzees are hard to find, but their DNA – left-behind genetic traces – are opening up a new way of studying them.
Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
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.
In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has brought dramatic change and his intolerance for corruption won him worldwide admiration. But his repressive means to stay in power are being questioned.