Reconstruction of a Permian swamp.
Plants, in their fossil forms, can reveal a great deal about past environments and climates.
A woman carries a water canister in a village near Loiyangalani, Kenya.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Exploring ways to improve the turnaround times for HIV tests on babies.
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
Introducing rural and indigenous communities to science, through experiments and communication, is vital.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
An image by MeerKAT shows hydrogen gas in M83, a famous spiral galaxy.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
South Africa’s governing African National Congress has begun the process of choosing its leaders.
The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South Africa. This is because the person chosen to lead the governing party since 1994, has gone on to become president.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Mozambique’s military responded swiftly following deadly attacks by Islamist gunmen on three police stations recently.
The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is particularly surprising given the pride the country takes in its sound and relaxed inter-religious relations.
Witchcraft related beliefs pose serious human rights violations for people with Albinism.
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.
An addict prepares heroin in Lamu on the east coast of Kenya.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The benefits of gas improved in Mozambique in June this year when the price halved.
Gas is cheaper, but charcoal continues to be the fuel of choice for most households in Mozambique's capital.
Ângela Ferreira’s ‘Wattle and Daub’ - performance by Selma Uamusse at ‘Old School’, Lisbon in February 2016.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
Africa’s scientists are doing remarkable work.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
In sub Saharan Africa causes of death, such as suicide, have been neglected.
Understanding controversial suicide death estimates in Mozambique is challenging due to a lack of readily available data.
Solar provides tremendous opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs.
Africa's energy potential remains under-exploited, the energy entrepreneur is well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the energy sector.
School feeding schemes play a major role across Africa.
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Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Julius Malema and his fellow opposition EFF MPs being bundled out of parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s speech.
Opposition parties in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to prove themselves worthy to skeptical voters who, unlike in Western competitive systems, don't trust them over former liberation movements.
A tourist market in Ivory Coast. Africa needs to harness its rich cultural and linguistic diversity to drive its development.
One of the ways by which Africa can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources.
Some of the destruction in Inhambane, Mozambique after tropical storm Dineo made landfall.
In southern Africa there's been a southward shift in the occurrence of tropical cyclones in the region. This is due to sea temperatures increasing as a result of global warming.