The alarm being raised by multilateral financial institutions about rising government debt across Africa is exaggerated. The real problem is that African governments pay way over the odds for debt.
Political legacies generated during authoritarian rule have a tendency to transcend into the multiparty era.
The key to ending the HIV epidemic is a vaccine that will provide long-lasting protection and alleviate the need for prevention methods.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
In countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, it's now official policy that women should go to college and work outside the home. But cultural pressure to marry and have kids remains strong.
FIFA’s six-month receivership in Africa has left a mark on African football.
Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.
When cinemas closed down, Huanxi Media Group turned a crisis into an opportunity.
Literature of the past can help us to make the cultural shift that's necessary to address climate change.
In the 1950s, the African yam was exploited by drugs firm Boots to produce cortisone. But South Africans fought back against the plundering of a plant that they used for traditional healing.
This fossil find provides strong evidence of an African origin for some Malagasy chameleon lineages.
The novel coronavirus is officially a global health emergency. Other countries should not adopt China's approach to containing the disease.
An economist who has studied new ways to improve measures of gross domestic product explains what GDP is and how it could better reflect an economy and the well-being of its inhabitants.
It’s rapidly becoming a truism to say that Brexit isn’t done. But what does that actually mean?
How the public ranks different post-Brexit trade partners and which sections of the economy they prioritise.
The novel coronavirus spreading outward from Wuhan, China, will get an assist from a subset of infected people who transmit it to many others.
Scientists do not yet know the severity of the current coronavirus. A biologist who worked on the 2009 flu pandemic offers insights on that outbreak as well as the SARS outbreak.