Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
As a young radical in the 1980s, Museveni publicly scorned African rulers who clung to power. Now, after 30 years in office, he is clearly clinging pretty hard himself.
Cousin of the Ebola virus, Marburg has the potential to cause devastation.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
South Africa must act to halt the decline and save its universities' well deserved global reputation of excellence.
Uganda's economy has seen many changes since independence. Trends in recent years are positive, although some key challenges remain.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Health care systems in many African countries are very poor. Instead of fixing them, many African leaders seek medical attention abroad incurring huge bills which are ultimately paid by taxpayers.
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
Integration within the East African Community has been sticky. The fact that Kenya's main political parties haven't spelled out their policies on the community in their manifestos is a worry.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
Tanzania and Uganda have improved gender integration in agriculture policy. But a lot still needs to be done in the allocation of resources and transformation.