Treaties are needed to govern water resource allocation in the Nile basin region. For this to happen it's critical to have accurate data on how much water there is.
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Despite previous threats by Egypt of military action, a war of over the Nile waters is not a serious possibility.
An historical perspective on the politics, dominance and conflicts over the dams on the Nile is useful.
Young people continue to find new ways to connect on social media, in spaces that are increasingly hard for governments to regulate.
Egypt wants a guarantee that the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam will not affect the rights it got in 1959.
A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.
More countries on the African continent must urgently get involved in clinical trials so that the data collected will accurately represent the continent at a genetic level.
The Nile Treaties prevent upstream countries from using the waters of the Nile without the consent of those downstream. This results in an Egyptian bias.
Mubarak used his relationship with the Copts to receive support for his rule, but he did not build institutions that could guarantee Christians constitutional rights.
The DNA of microbes and food trapped in the teeth can reveal information about diet and health.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Information warfare has gone global. Here are some recent campaigns, and a couple of ideas about how to fight back.
The African Cup of Nations is the continent's premier soccer tournament - but it's not being broadcast on TV as usual. Behind the blackout is a tale of court rulings and sour deals.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.