To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
As rain continues to fall in Kenya, national and county governments must put measures in place to prevent a Rift Valley fever outbreak.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa' economic growth.
Getting more children into secondary school in Kenya requires striking a balance between top-down policy and bottom-up implementation.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
South Africa urgently needs to rethink its existing agricultural model.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
The beauty of rainwater harvesting is that anybody can do it.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa men who have sex with men encounter stigma and prejudice when accessing health services.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Africa's declaration to boost agriculture on the continent has seem some progress but a lot still needs to be done.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.