Sudan’s military is working hard to retain control of the country.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
Military victims of a suspected terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2018.
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive.
Supporters of Sudan’s military rulers rally in Khartoum.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Spraying insecticide to kill mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are vectors of many devastating diseases such as malaria.
In the ongoing arms race to kill off mosquitoes that spread malaria, researchers have modified a naturally occurring fungus that kills mosquitoes with a deadly toxin to wipe out these insects faster.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Unyielding protesters put an end to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s 26-year old authoritarian rule.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
South African politician Julius Malema often attacks journalists.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Successful popular protests like this one in Algeria are the exception not the rule.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
Millions of women in Africa spend long hours collecting water.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
When the wheels of partnership turn smoothly, Africa can benefit enormously.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Hunger is a daily reality across large parts of Africa.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
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?
The people of Niger have been protesting against the presence of foreign troops in their country.
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
Many rural communities across Africa have dropped kerosene lighting for various electrical lights.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India.
Green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities to face the double threat of flooding and drought.
A child receives the MenAfriVac™ vaccine in Burkina Faso.
Vaccines that help prevent meningococcal disease don't give lifetime protection.
Wild foods at the edge of this field in Burkina Faso are just as important for household nutrition.
Foraging and gathering food can play a huge role in feeding people.
Women teachers can be powerful role models for girls.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.