A wasteland of concrete and rubble, the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes and artillery bombardments in Gaza City
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Children have constant access to media coverage of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, mass shootings and other brutal acts. This makes it tough for them to develop a sense of hope for the future.
Pollution is affecting fishing in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP.
Environmental degradation of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is causing poverty as well as food insecurity, increased crime and conflict.
Diabetes affects about 12% of South Africa’s adult population.
Clusters of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB.
In 2021 10.6 million people developed TB and 1.6 million died from the disease. Now, for the first time in 100 years, there are promising signs of a vaccine breakthrough.
Mosquitoes are the primary medium for contracting dengue.
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The Sahel region is grappling with an outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease.
An unidentified fungal killer swept through a South African pine plantation in the 1980s.
Through a blend of perseverance, technology, and a touch of serendipity, it was possible to solve a decades-old mystery.
The State of the World’s Fathers report found that men reported ‘caring about care.’
The latest State of the World’s Fathers report found a shift in attitudes. In 15 countries, between 70% and 90% of men agreed with the statement, “I feel as responsible for care work as my partner.”
Some children of HIV-positive parents drop out of school to look after their mothers and fathers. Others skip class to earn cash for the family by selling goods.
Kola nut holds a lot of potential not currently explored in Nigeria.
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Beyond ordinary consumption, new research finds uses for kola nut in areas like agriculture and health.
A computer illustration of the molecular model of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA).
This is an era of exciting advances in medical science. But Africa is in danger of being at the back of the queue once again. What should we be doing to make sure this doesn’t happen?
A farm manager walks among chickens at a South African chicken farm. Photo by Shiraaz Mohamed/AFP via Getty Images.
New and innovative thinking is needed to deal with the reality on the ground in South Africa.
The intersection of infected livestock from endemic tapeworm regions and dogs scavenging for disposed animal by-products creates the perfect storm to infect vulnerable human populations.
In Nigeria, sexual harassment is the bane of many students.
Online discourse about female victims of sexual harassment in Nigeria shows negative attitudes towards the victims.
Indigenous knowledge of agricultural practices can be preserved using digital tools.
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Digitalisation offers a way to preserve indigenous knowledge of agricultural practices and connect new generations of farmers to knowledge and wisdom from the past.
Married couple Woppa Diallo and Mame Bougouma Diene won for their powerful short story A Soul of Small Places.
Sampling marine sponges for bioprospecting.
A marine sponge from Mauritius has shown potential as the source of compounds that kill liver cancer cells.
Tsonga-inspired musician and writer Maya Wegerif AKA Sho Madjozi in Johannesburg.
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Costume, hair and dance allow her to modernise Tsonga culture – and help shape youth identity.
A compound in Gambaga Witches Camp in the North East region of Ghana.
Victims of witchcraft accusations face alienation or exclusion from their communities.
Fulani herdsman at Kachia Grazing Reserve, Kaduna State, Nigeria, in April, 2019.
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Ecowas regulations on pastoralism discourage big investment in livestock and need to be reformed in line with present day realities.
President John Agyekum Kufuor, Queen Elizabeth II, Theresa Kufuor and Prince Philip.
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Theresa Kufuor devoted herself to national development and to steering the country through turbulent waters.