In India handwashing practices have come under scrutiny as millions of Indian poorest return home from major cities. Many do not have access to basic amenities.
As the cases of coronavirus spread across the world, China is keen to position itself as a charitable country through "mask diplomacy" internationally, while showing a different face at home.
The government has announced direct cash transfers to poorer households, but major challenges remain in providing for the 500 million employed in the informal economy.
Fear of COVID-19 has sparked some to react with violent racism towards Asian Americans and Canadians. This is not the first time fear of disease has led to outbreaks of violent anti-Asian racism.
Nigeria's reliance on drug importation is worrisome as COVID-19 pandemic rages.
While crocodylian fossil swim traces have been described from other continents, to the best of our knowledge the examples we describe are the first such reptilian swim traces from Africa.
This study provides the first evidence that penguins emit sounds underwater when they hunt.
Earthquakes happen over seconds to minutes. Slow slip events on the other hand can last for weeks or months.
More than two billion people live without reliable access to clean water.
The historic location provides a window into the potential of city tourism in Ghana.
The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
A poem by the Persian polymath Sa'adi helps us understand our shared vulnerability to coronavirus
While there is no cure for COVID-19, dozens of clinical trials are underway to test retroviral medicines and potential vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus.
With 1.3 billion people in India under lockdown, how will it affect women, particularly those in rural areas?
A major reason for poor performance in mathematics in Nigeria is that lessons in primary schools are not centred on pupils and activities.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.
A group of scientists studying Madagascar's natural treasures also wanted to respect the island's language.
The saxophonist and singer leaves a legacy spanning more than 60 years of musical production that will continue to echo in global sounds.
One of the greatest artists ever to emerge from Cameroon had a fraught relationship with his homeland – but because of it touched all corners of Africa and the world.