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.
The World Health Organization decided that the coronavirus outbreak in China is not a public health emergency of international concern. At least, not at the moment.
Two coronaviruses were identified in the 1960s, and five since SARS in 2003. It is the seventh that is now making headlines.
Earth’s biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
The US reaction to the UK’s digital tax proposals is like 1765 all over again.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
To understand how much thinking a brain can do, look at how much blood - and therefore how much energy - it uses.
Holocaust poetry has been written for the last 90 years by people all over the world, in many different languages and by many different groups.
Lake Victoria’s past is key to understanding its future.
Burkina Faso faces a new terrorist threat. Terrorist groups are now flourishing within its borders.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
How China appears to have learned from its response to the SARS crisis of 2003.
The Great Acceleration inaugurated the Anthropocene in the 1950s. Now, a similar race for resources and space is happening in the ocean.
With dozens of international players meddling in Libya, nobody wants to see their side weakened.
When you play ‘devil’s advocate’, you minimise the problem.
Astronomy and astrology do not agree on the dates of the zodiac constellations.
Two centuries after it was first sighted by Russian explorers, Antarctica is a key site for studying the future of Earth’s climate – and for global scientific cooperation.
The prosperity and happiness of one country promotes that of others. That’s a lesson Donald Trump has never learned.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.