Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
Understanding where there are high numbers of new HIV infections is important to establishing whether interventions are working or not.
The political crisis in Zimbabwe reveals the shortcomings of African intergovernmental organisations and their (in)capacity to guarantee democratic functioning in the member states.
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.
Johannesburg's central business district is developing into a major cross border shopping hub, servicing the broader sub-Saharan region and has a potential to grow even further.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
The world’s population has reached 7.5 billion and is expected to climb to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Why will population growth inevitably continue? Should we try to reduce or stop this growth?
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
By tackling local threats and controlling existing diseases, countries are able to build the capacity needed to deal with future emerging disease threats.
Despite their dangers, skin-bleaching products are grow in popularity in Africa, Asia and even Europe. France's colonial history holds one of the keys to better understanding this trend.
Dry areas make up more than 41% of land around the globe and are home to more than two billion people. Despite climate change and other challenges, there are ways to combat land degradation.
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hot spots of Christian higher education growth worldwide, a trend that can be observed across 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.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Unless we’re addressing inequalities everywhere, we will achieve equality nowhere.
Newly recognised genetic populations carry their evolutionary history with them, and the history of their habits. This is why detecting new species is so important.