The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
Companies are moving their production back to developed countries. This is jeopardising the decades-long progress in global poverty reduction.
Statistics on religious affiliation in Africa are often questionable - partly because of religion’s link to ethnicity and politics.
New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Governing a city like Lagos, with deep-seated socioeconomic inequalities, is not a job for the fainthearted.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s most sunlit regions. A prototype generator uses that sunlight in place of diesel to support unreliable electricity grids.
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.