Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
Best-selling Nigerian novelist and literary superstar Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
Countries need to have the capacity to interrogate their health data to address maternal and child health challenges.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.
A protest against Uganda’s anti-gay bill in front of the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2014.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
Uganda’s English language policy isn’t applicable to schools in the the country’s rural areas.
Uganda's English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country's rural schools.
A sample of biochar
Unused biomass residues from maize, sorghum, rice, millet and groundnut in Uganda show to offer unique opportunities for circular production and soil amendment of biochar.
Kenyan soldiers at a prayer service in 2016 to honour compatriots killed in an attack on their Somali base by Al-Shabaab militants.
New evidence has made possible a more accurate estimate of how many African personnel have died since the Somalia mission deployed in March 2007.
Children play on a see-saw at Nyumbani AIDS orphanage on the outskirts of the Kenya capital Nairobi.
Kenya announced plans in 2017 for a long-term action plan to end the institutionalisation of children.
Rural healthcare services are best supported by midlevel workers.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
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There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
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Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Ugandan musician-turned-MP Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi has been a frequent target of the country’s cyber laws.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Solid waste in Mulago, Kampala, 2010. The city’s residents have found ways to recycle waste into energy.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Newspapers in Swahili and in English in Dar es Salaam. The media is increasingly not trusted in Tanzania.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Hepatitis is a major public health burden.
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made vaccination and post-infection therapy available. But the number of those infected annually and dying from viral Hepatitis continues to be high.
Uganda’s security officials have been known to use too much force when dealing with crowds.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.