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.
Gandhi’s statue, which sat in this quad at the University of Ghana, caused great controversy.
Gandhi was celebrated for the things he taught the world in his later years, through his writings, ideas and lifestyle. He was celebrated for seeking peace for all the peoples of the world.
CDC/ James Gathany
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
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.
Backpacking has become an important of the travel market.
Backpacking is growing and West African countries such as Ghana need to actively attract them.
Beninese women attend a “voodoo” festival.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
The Korle Gono beach in Accra covered in plastic bottles and other items washed ashore following weeks of heavy flooding in 2016.
Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa on international women’s day. Rwanda is a trend-setter in female representation.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
In Ghana people use vigilantes to protect their political interests.
In Ghana vigilante groups are formed to act on behalf of political parties.
In Ghana, “skirt-and-blouse voting” means to vote for different parties for presidential and legislative positions.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
A statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa.
Hailu Wudineh Tsegaye / Shutterstock
Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
Women in Ghana.
There's heavy burden for women in Ghana who don't have children.
Proverbs suggest ways for the Akan people to govern their emotions in daily life.
Proverbs are generally regarded as repositories of folk wisdom and are used widely in African settings.
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.
Different approaches to e-governance could bear fruit for African countries.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
Many children got burn injuries because of poor housing.
Research found that burns were most common among children under five years.
Andrew Foster with students from the boarding school for deaf children at Mampong-Akwapim, Ghana, about 1961.
Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives
Ghana urgently needs an official Ghanaian Sign Language (GSL) policy. Such a move has the potential to humanize education for people who are Deaf and alleviate the linguistic discrimination they face.
Fighting deadly diseases such as Ebola is a strong case for providing donor aid to authoritarian countries like the DRC.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.