Very few laboratories in Uganda are accredited.
Arne Hoel / World Bank
Considerable effort has gone into improving laboratory services in many African countries. But the quality of tests is questionable.
CITES, calls Uganda a country of primary concern in the illicit ivory trade.
Locations like border towns as well as people acting as middlemen provide key insights into Uganda's ivory trade.
Students were forced to move away from a region taken by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
A protest in Jerusalem on April 3 against the deportation of African asylum seekers from Israel.
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Universities shouldn’t ignore graduates once they leave the institution.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Donor funding for HIV treatment has saved millions of lives in sub Saharan Africa.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
The River Nile flows through 11 African countries.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
Participation is needed from all role players to save Lake Victoria from further degradation.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Kampala experiences heavy traffic in the city due to rapid population growth.
Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a presidential campaign rally in the capital Kampala in 2016.
As a young radical in the 1980s, Museveni publicly scorned African rulers who clung to power. Now, after 30 years in office, he is clearly clinging pretty hard himself.
Egyptian fruit bat.
Cousin of the Ebola virus, Marburg has the potential to cause devastation.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
Biomedical innovations can work with traditional methods like x-rays to guide doctors’ decisions.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Erta Ale in eastern Ethiopia.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
South Africa boasts world class universities. It must not allow their quality to drop.
South Africa must act to halt the decline and save its universities' well deserved global reputation of excellence.
Uganda’s small and medium sized enterprises would facilitate firm growth.
Uganda's economy has seen many changes since independence. Trends in recent years are positive, although some key challenges remain.
National science academies must do more to draw women in.
Mitchell Maher/International Food Policy Research Institute/Flickr
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.