Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Backpacking is growing and West African countries such as Ghana need to actively attract them.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
Senegal is important for Africa because it’s a country that shifts the narrative of the continent as an “arc of instability.”
Without the current experimental vaccine the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has the potential to spiral out of control.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
Nigeria's agricultural sector simply isn't equipped to produce the amount of rice to meet demand.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
It has been nearly three years since the Anglophone crisis began in Cameroon. The conflict has been vicious and it’s time for world leaders to act not just talk.
The need for qualified teachers is a major challenge in a number of African countries.
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
A new research project is helping Nigerien women access valuable, accurate information from which they are too often cut off.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Talk of ethnic and religious conflict between Muslim Fulani herders and local Christian farmers misses the full picture – this is about resources.