For Nigeria to feed its growing population efficiently and support food production by small farm holders, investment in rural infrastructure is key.
Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
Nigerian students are consuming alcohol in alarming quantities, and for psychological reasons. What can be done?
African leaders can make strategies to fight COVID-19 more accessible to the people.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.
The proposed new law has a long history. The country has been trying for almost 12 years now to come up with expropriation legislation that is in line with the constitution.
Angola has a complex history in which war has featured prominently. There is much more to the country than that, and a new book provides insight on beauty, happiness, and everyday life in Benguela.
Zimbabwe's Education Amendment Act of 2020 is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done.
Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.
How communities in Botswana are counting the costs of a trophy hunting ban.
Experts in the humanities and social sciences add nuance to the debate about how to respond to COVID-19.
Given their ability to accept correction, children have a better claim to rehabilitation, reorientation and reintegration.
For many reasons, drug users are shifting from the use of conventional psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin to pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes.
As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
The African clawed frog is a notorious invader but it also takes some parasites with it to new regions.
Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.
This observation means astronomers can now develop and test theories that explain how high-mass stars gain their mass.
The year ahead promises to be a very difficult but also a very decisive year for South Africa. Is President Ramaphosa equal to the challenge?
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.