Nigeria has an alarming number of stunted children. This can hold back the country's long-term productivity if there is no intervention.
Immigrants experienced stigma and blame during the Ebola crisis when in fact many were instrumental in stopping the spread of the disease. A scholar who studied that response offers insights.
Nigeria has to plug the gaps at points of entry to keep infectious diseases at bay.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it will use lessons from the Ebola outbreak to strengthen its risk communications capacity.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Inadequate public education on a new language policy has generated resistance from parents at the early childhood education level in Ghana
The law missed the opportunity to address misuse of mineral royalties and increase transparency as well as accountability in mineral royalty management.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
The institution of chieftaincy in Ghana must be involved if illegal mining is to be curbed
The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest.
A community driven approach to border patrol could be more useful than providing arms for border guards
The political crisis and any potential instability may once again force the military’s hand
If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Middle-class Nigerians employ children in their homes for a range of reasons.
Legal education in Ghana is at a crossroads with professionals asking for it to be decentralised
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism.
The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
Ending the Boko Haram insurgency is the last hurdle in Nigeria's race against polio