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.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
How can we understand each other, especially when stereotypes cloud our view? An ethnographic movie captures a sense of the 'other' in an encounter between Maasai villagers and Dutch tourists.
Singing, music, films and dances are crucial in promoting and protecting the human rights of Africans with albinism.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
Until Acacia was served with $190 billion tax bill, it seemed as though Tanzania's president wanted a new settlement with the mining companies. Now it looks as though he wants new mining companies.
Integration within the East African Community has been sticky. The fact that Kenya's main political parties haven't spelled out their policies on the community in their manifestos is a worry.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
Whatever the limitations of mediation -- even a painfully slow one -- Malawi stands to gain more from a consensual resolution in the boundary dispute with Tanzania.
Here's what happened to a professor of genetic epidemiology's 'microbiome' when he lived with the Hadza.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.
Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.