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.
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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.
Morocco’s World Cup squad training in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
By focusing on evidence to inform policy, Africa can tackle some major problems.
Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
Cocoa fruit pods.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Pastoralists on a dry plain in central Mali, one of the seven Sahel countries hit by a wave of deadly attacks.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Informal Head Porters carry take their babies with them in Accra’s Kantamanto Market, in Ghana.
Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage
Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.