A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
Africa battles with a dearth of data and seems unable to scale up health innovations. If these can be systematically addressed, the continent can take great strides towards better health for all.
The politicisation of academia definitely contributes to a decline in academic standards. This is a situation South Africa must work hard to avoid. It can learn from others on the continent.
A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies.
It begins and ends with tone, according to the Nigerian writer.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.
Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
The factors limiting poultry production are similar to those affecting the rest of the agricultural systems.
Increasing legume production can turn the tide for African farmers who struggle with poor soils, declining farm yields and worsening nutrition in one fell swoop
Rotavirus vaccines are expensive and take time to produce. For developing countries, the fact that the vaccines need cold storage also presents a challenge.
Polio for years has been close to becoming eradicated, with the entire continent of Africa going two years without a reported case – until early August. Here's why eradication is hard but attainable.
Ethnic divisions persist in countries like Nigeria not because the 'cultures' of those countries are predisposed to ethnic strife, but as a result of a weak state.
In the dying days of empire, the British financed a global cinema service.
The truth is that data in Africa are not produced on time, not frequently enough, are of poor quality and aren't accurate. This makes it difficult to make data driven decisions.
The African Union has identified youth as critical for development. But, a new survey reveals a wide gap between these aspirations and the reality of youth public engagement on the continent.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.