West African countries are faced with the challenge of growing their grids while avoiding the climate impacts of increased fossil fuel use.
The mental health implications of child marriage on young girls are significant
Oversight over how Ghana's oil wealth is spent has become more important than ever.
Nigeria's pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
Communities prepare better for flood disasters when they have been actively involved in communicating information.
As Nigeria battles COVID-19, systemic corruption and a low level of accountability in the health sector may undermine efforts to halt the devastating effect of the virus.
Nurses on the front lines of a pandemic need education, training and institutional support.
Ubuntu provides a language for people to participate in preventive action, even if this involves practices such as lockdowns.
More can be done to ease transitions for West African students in the United Kingdom.
With recent calls for their use in combating COVID-19, there are concerns that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine might become unavailable to people who need them.
Military support for coronavirus responses must remain subordinate to public health expertise – and learn from previous epidemics.
The historic location provides a window into the potential of city tourism in Ghana.
Ghana's lack of a palliative care policy is posing a significant challenge to effective healthcare for cancer patients.
Nigeria has an alarming number of stunted children. This can hold back the country's long-term productivity if there is no intervention.
Immigrants experienced stigma and blame during the Ebola crisis when in fact many were instrumental in stopping the spread of the disease. A scholar who studied that response offers insights.
Nigeria has to plug the gaps at points of entry to keep infectious diseases at bay.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it will use lessons from the Ebola outbreak to strengthen its risk communications capacity.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Inadequate public education on a new language policy has generated resistance from parents at the early childhood education level in Ghana.