Inspecting seeds in Uganda. US development organisations need to understand that today there is considerably greater local expertise.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
Advances in breast cancer research in the last decade has introduced new treatment regimes.
The chances of surviving breast cancer are improving everyday due to advanced research and new treatment techniques.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has set her sights on becoming the president of South Africa.
Dlamini-Zuma is an ambiguous, ambitious figure, an operator and bureaucrat with good credentials. But, she offers nothing new and can't shake off claims that she's just a shoe-in for her ex-husband.
Public health campaigns in malaria prone areas should increase.
The link between taking iron supplements and the increased risk of contracting malaria is a complex one.
A new report finds that 35% of the fish stocks assessed in the Western Indian Ocean are fully exploited and 28% are over-exploited.
The ocean can no longer be viewed as a limitless space for free access for all. It needs to be managed over its entirety
Kenya needs to pass laws to provide for the healthcare needs of its ageing population.
With an increased demand for health care for older people, Kenya needs to pass legislation that protects them.
Kenyan student doctors perform a drill during a strike to demand fulfilment of a 2013 agreement between doctors’ union and the government.
Kenya faces a rising number of major incidents and disasters. Any delays in treating patients could result in increased morbidity and mortality rates.
Children walk through a maize plantation in Zimbabwe, one of the countries in which irrigated areas might be double the officially-recognised area.
Official statistics in Tanzania do not capture small-scale irrigation, meaning that it's impact is unclear. Yet new research reveals that it's two to three times greater than previously thought
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) child soldiers on the streets of Bunia in 2003 following a ceasefire with government.
Acts of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of a Congolese armed group against other members are war crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
A Ugandan chicken farmer rides to market in this file photo. In the wake of an outbreak of avian flu farmers have been told to quarantine their poultry.
Since regular monitoring for avian influenza viruses started, several subtypes that have been circulating - but not all pose a threat to humans.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
The bacteria in a mother's breast milk are important because it helps develop a baby's gut. Research shows this bacteria are different depending on where mothers live and what they eat.
The US’s Regas Woods of competing in the long jump at the Rio paralympics.
Paralympic sport is meant to be inclusive and fair but athletes don't face a level playing field. Those from higher income countries can compete more easily.
Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a court room in The Hague.
Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.
A tea picker walks through a tea plantation damaged by frost near Kericho, the Kenyan highland town hit hard by changing weather patterns.
As East Africa becomes warmer, the threat of climate sensitive diseases such as malaria, Rift Valley Fever and cholera is increasing.
Slaves’ stories are not commonly known. But historical archives hold a clue to individual lives.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.