The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Financial barriers still prevent many families from getting the health services they need.
Eliminating the divide between commercial agriculture (mainly white) and subsistence farming (mainly black) requires effective public policy and the right incentives.
Metros may be a graveyard for political ambition. But if parties or individuals succeed, the rewards are considerable.
Trust and confidence-building are vital in divided nations where various and often antagonist constituencies are brought together.
The presence of a vulnerable species in Ekor Waterfalls, Nigeria, is a signal that the area could support other rare or threatened species.
The current spate of travel bans is rather hasty and irrational given that we know that the variant is in several countries already.
Study shows that Mozambique 1992 peace agreement was never the success it was claimed to be. The country’s democracy remains weak.
It’s about developing a community of practice: people who can work alongside scientists, taking science out of the laboratory and into the field.
The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa as well as the need to mend diplomatic fences.
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants
Stigma and criminalisation of same-sex relationships makes it difficult for transgender women and men who have sex with men to seek preventive services. This compounds their risk for HIV infection.
It is urgent and overdue to implement PrEP in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Failure to do so allows ongoing avoidable HIV infection among women in South Africa and their infants.
The world needs to learn to live with the virus. And governments must follow the science and don’t distort it for political expediency.
Adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 accounted for 25% of new infections, while making up only 10% of the population.
The deteriorating situation prompted regional leaders to intervene in a bid to restore peace and stability.