Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
Alarm arose when news spread that Ebola cases had been found in Uganda. Here are the real reasons for concern.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Vaccines against Ebola exist, as do diagnostic tests and screening at border crossings. So why is the disease spreading?
Felix Tshisekedi must come out from under former premier Joseph Kabila's thumb.
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
Responsible mineral sourcing programmes in the DRC have their flaws.
There is an urgent need to improve the training of both the army and police in the DRC.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
The deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines didn't take into account how the Congolese people would benefit.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria ... the story seems to be the same.