A woman sells charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya.
There are some big misconceptions about the charcoal sector and its role in environmental damage
Farmers need support, investment and knowledge to thrive.
Africa's declaration to boost agriculture on the continent has seem some progress but a lot still needs to be done.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Voting – perhaps in vain – for the Ugandan opposition.
Elections are easy to rig, and they give authoritarian leaders a veneer of legitimacy they badly need.
Millions of people without electricity access in Africa live close to existing power grid infrastructure.
There are millions of energy poor people in sub-Saharan Africa who live in cities.
Seasonal influenza is a serious public health problem.
Influenza is an important cause of severe respiratory illness in Kenya especially among children below two years of age.
African countries holding elections increases the quality of civil liberties.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Kenyan public university lecturers protest low pay and poor working conditions in Nairobi.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya's public universities, but strikes are another.
A young boy collects maize spilled during the drying and loading process on a farm in Kenya.
Post-harvest management will reduce losses and improve food availability.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
Pastoralist communities, like the Maasai, and their animals live in “bomas” which protect them from wild animals.
Kenya's wildlife task force promises stakeholder participation needed for sustainable conservation.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and his successor Muhammadu Buhari.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Nairobi’s current waste disposal system is fraught with major problems.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya’s health system is under huge pressure.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Addis Ababa during his African tour.
The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Universities shouldn’t ignore graduates once they leave the institution.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.