Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
South Africa and Kenya have some valuable lessons for other African countries on how to finance urban infrastructure development.
The time for words is over – the world wants to see positive action if it is going to engage and invest.
Lung plague attacks cattle causing disease and death, and more than US$60 million in losses annually in Africa. A new vaccine could prevent the disease.
In just a few years, Burkina Faso has become the fourth largest gold exporter in Africa. But with 43% of the population still below the poverty line, what are the local benefits?
Africa's remaining sawfishes are found along the coasts of Madagascar and Mozambique. But they are under threat.
Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
Rainforests may have played far more of a role in shaping human evolution than previously thought.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Providing people with clean drinking water and sanitation is less expensive than grid electrification and it could improve more lives.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.