Isis claims attacks in Beni province of northern Kivu, eastern Congo, close to the border to Uganda.
Links between groups within the Kivu province and the Islamic state are not new.
Solar powered street lights in Kampala, Uganda.
Solar lights can help local governments drastically reduce their spending on electricity bills.
Humans can easily transmit viruses to chimpanzees and other primates.
Human-to-ape disease transmission is thought to be a severe threat to the survival of great apes.
Doctors at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
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.
Young family practising dressmaking in a vocational training centre in Kakuma refugee camp.
Refugee self-reliance is a laudable goal, yet self-reliance agendas must account for refugees' individual circumstances.
View of Kampala.
China is funding global infrastructure projects to expand its influence and capacity for economic growth.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Rwanda has a booming economy that is controlled by an authoritarian regime
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
The concept of 'agaciro' is central to how Rwanda engages with the international community and promotes its state interests.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Flickr/Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Cage farming is when fish are raised and harvested in a netted enclosure.
With proper regulation, Lake Victoria's fisheries could increase production without damaging wild stocks or the environment.
The Miss Curvy contest in Uganda attracted a lot of local and international media attention.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
The racial nature of the campaign lies behind the poor uptake in Africa.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Experts fear that Uganda’s efforts to eliminate graft in its health care system are not sustainable.
Bribery in Uganda's health care system is on a downward trend but researchers fear that it is not sustainable.
The Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, provides fertile ground for extremism.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
African students at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1964 protesting against being called “savages” in parliament.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities.
There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.