Human embryo research allows us to understand normal and abnormal human development.
The rule, which previously acted as the upper time limit on human embryo research, has been dropped, paving the way for research on older human embryos.
Entrepreneurs can create entirely new ways of providing goods and services if they're adequately trained to take advantage of technological advances.
West African cocoa farmers are largely poor despite the value of their crop.
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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire's best option is to control and restrict supply instead of simply adding a price premium.
Kenya’s universities face huge challenges going digital.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn't going away any time soon. Kenya's universities must adapt.
The government needs to vaccinate as many South Africans as possible.
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South Africa didn't engage early enough with pharmaceutical companies in bilateral discussions to ensure it could get vaccines early.
A less militarised approach could lead to greater security in the region.
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The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
Impalas walk near the elevated Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.
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Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya's massive railway project.
Using technology in routine healthcare delivery has isn’t without its downside.
Failure to identify, understand and address the implications of unintended consequences inhibits the delivery of quality healthcare.
Teachers in Durban, South Africa. African countries should focus on getting people to wear masks and take other precautions against COVID-19.
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National policies must incorporate good practices derived from lessons learnt so far to strengthen their health systems. Critical policy elements include preparedness and response.
A group of drummers playing traditional Yoruba drums.
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By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa
Healthcare worker, Boitsholo Mfolo, inside the digital x-ray truck at one of Africa Health Research Institute’s mobile screening camps in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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South Africa needs a public health response that expands the successes of the country's HIV testing and treatment programme to provide care for multiple diseases.
Des migrants sénégalais protestent contre le racisme et la violence à Milan.
Un élément crucial qui favorise la migration est le fait d’avoir des liens personnels avec des migrants contemporains.
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Through stand-up comedy, women in Zimbabwe can resist patriarchal power relations. There are still far fewer female stand-ups in the country but the field keeps on growing.
Catholics in the Nigerian capital Abuja peacefully protest against rampant killings in Benue state.
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The absence of support from government leaves communities to determine independently how to move forward, what works, and what is sustainable.
Many South Africans live in poor conditions with no access to running water.
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Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune".
Lake Chad captured from Diffa, Niger.
Where natural resources are shared, in addition to the states, regional and international organisations also have a role to play in steering who gets what.
Preventive strategies are the best methods of managing hearing impairment.
Unidentified or late identified hearing impairment has significant implications for the speech-language, cognitive and scholastic development of the child.
Staff members work at a COVID-19 vaccine-producing plant of Sinovac in Beijing.
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Local companies in Africa would find it very challenging to be cost-competitive in the longer run when the current worldwide scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines is overcome.
Miners fit a ventilation pipe in an underground platinum mine in South Africa.
There's a significant variation in how companies, including multinationals, respond to South Africa's black economic empowerment policies.
Cattle grazing on a farm near Tulbagh in the Western Cape, South Africa.
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The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.