Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
While no deaths have been reported in Ethiopia so far, outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease spread rapidly and have severe impacts on public health.
South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine”.
Prospective investors have the task of turning round an industry beset by technical challenges and incomplete planning
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
Not much is known about the pathology of trauma of black mamba bites -- that is, what the black mamba's toxin does, physically, inside a victim's system.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, but they must be aimed at meeting the sub-continent's needs.
One of the world's largest producers of oil has lost a legal battle that could have dire consequences on its fragile economy.
Of all the planets in the solar system, there’s a reason we call Earth home. It’s made of just the right stuff. It’s not too small, or too big, or too hot or too cold. It’s just right.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
The splintering in Renamo has its origins in the unexpected death last May of Afonso Dhlakama, its leader of 39 years.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
A much more flexible and open teaching and language policy would help teachers and pupils to enable a meaningful learning environment in a multilingual and diverse classroom setting.
South Africa needs to develop low-cost housing solutions that are inherently comfortable and environmentally sustainable. Green roofs could be part of these solutions.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.