Social tipping interventions have the potential to pave the way for rapid change and avert climate change.
The crisis at Nairobi University falls within an established pattern of government intervention in universities going back decades
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
Advancements in data analytics can prevent food wastage and save farmers from significant losses along the fresh produce value chain.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it will use lessons from the Ebola outbreak to strengthen its risk communications capacity.
The Chinese model of peace differs fundamentally from that pursued by western nations.
Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Two coronaviruses were identified in the 1960s, and five since SARS in 2003. It is the seventh that is now making headlines.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
Lake Victoria’s past is key to understanding its future.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
Trade and investment can help reduce poverty, promote women’s empowerment, and support children’s rights. It can also do the opposite.
Can the key external enablers of Libya's conflict also be peacemakers?
Ghana needs to make use of the fact that people are environmentally conscious.
Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Why poverty line data do not capture the ability of Tanzanians to build relatively good houses.
To increase food production, climate challenges will need to be overcome.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.