The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa as well as the need to mend diplomatic fences.
Stigma and criminalisation of same-sex relationships makes it difficult for transgender women and men who have sex with men to seek preventive services. This compounds their risk for HIV infection.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
The anatomy of the teeth in the cranium and its bones show that it belongs to an extinct cousin of the living African savanna and forest elephants.
It has long been clear that some countries have drug policies that cause harm and violate human rights.
Military expenditure is a relevant policy option in reducing the negative effect of terrorism on economic growth in Africa.
Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.
A post-pandemic healthcare service in Ghana and beyond may usefully incorporate elements of mobile health programmes.
Contrary to the government’s promises of prosperity, Kenya’s mega-railway is heading down the wrong track of development.
Tea growers in Malawi and Kenya wanted site-specific climate information to help them manage and plan their farming practices to maximise yield and quality.
While the government continues to focus on building wider roads, most commuters in Nairobi rely on walking or public transport.
We spoke to poor M-Pesa customers in Kenya who said it had changed their lives.
A consequence of a warming world is prolonged dry spells and periods of drought that can lead to infectious diseases like cholera.
Huduma Namba data processing poses high risks, since very personal data, including biometrics, is collected.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
New technologies can help reduce the cost of producing maps that warn where floods might happen.
Governments are purposefully using laws that lack clarity, or ignore laws completely, to carry out illegal surveillance of their citizens.
Studying ancient DNA in Africa is valuable for understanding human evolution, population migrations, and human history locally, regionally and globally.
Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Statistics show that about 41% of women in Kenya have reported physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners in their lifetime.