Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Insights and approaches drawn from anthropology could be a useful part of the toolkit for a cop trying to catch a killer.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
A new study found that community-based wildlife conservation can quickly result in clear ecological success.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa.
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
In the future, traps for mosquito that spread the dengue and chikungunya virus could be made from the carbon dioxide in human breathe as well as body odour.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.