Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
It has been nearly three years since the Anglophone crisis began in Cameroon. The conflict has been vicious and it’s time for world leaders to act not just talk.
The need for qualified teachers is a major challenge in a number of African countries.
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
A new research project is helping Nigerien women access valuable, accurate information from which they are too often cut off.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Talk of ethnic and religious conflict between Muslim Fulani herders and local Christian farmers misses the full picture – this is about resources.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
West Africa has lessons to learn from its ancient empires and colonial governments on regional trade and integration.
A bold new commitment from the cocoa and chocolate industry to end deforestation is welcome. But we must avoid blaming the farmers.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
Histories of the North Atlantic have had a preponderant influence on scholarship about race. But, for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study southern Africa, this is changing.
Foreign aid can harm as well as help.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.