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Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There's a better solution.
Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
New evidence affirms that significant, long-standing inter-group cultural differences shaped the later stages of human evolution in Africa.
African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.
Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.
Whether they are winemakers, winery owners, cellar managers or sommeliers, women entrepreneurs are evolving in the wine industry - a traditional men’s world.
Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
Biosphere reserves are the living labs in which people and nature learn how to live and thrive together. Four pilot sites in Africa show the programme's promise.
Long thought to have originated in Ancient Greece, the golden ratio that forms the basis of the Swiss design style may have first emerged in Africa.
China is providing masks, vaccines, medical equipment and personnel to African countries ignored by the U.S. in recent years, positioning itself as an essential partner to the region.
Despite its Imperial origins, the Commonwealth has a strong radical tradition. If it wants to remain relevant to Africa in the 21st Century, that radicalism needs to be rediscovered.
Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
Rather than constructing a nest, incubating eggs and feeding young, some birds deposit their eggs in the nests of other birds and trick them into doing the child rearing.
Giraffe numbers have plummeted from an estimated 150,000 in 1985 to fewer than 100,000 today.
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.