Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
Researchers think songbirds and waders may seek very cold temperatures at high altitudes to counteract the heat caused by solar radiation.
Hybrid energy systems that combine renewable and non-renewable fuel systems could be the key to sub-Saharan Africa’s energy transition.
The documentary by Dutch artist Renzo Martins is generating important debates today in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in Europe. Analysis of the stakes of a film that will be a milestone.
A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
Industrialisation was key to long-term economic growth in the west and Asia. After years of going in the wrong direction, new research suggests that many African countries have seen a turnaround.
Their mothers were forcibly married or raped during Uganda’s vicious civil war. Now these children are ‘non people’.
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Mentoring can help build the confidence of young scholars in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing the likelihood of brain drain.
Investments are starting to help grow the African continent’s science preparedness.
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it’s common for mothers to lose two children.
Mauritius preserved its social welfare system even during structural reforms in the 1970s. It is now better prepared than most nations for the health and economic impact of COVID-19.
The IMF/World Bank spring meetings offer Africa an opportunity to put on the table what it needs to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.