Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
Every year, seven in ten maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. A study examining sub-Saharan Africa’s largest metropolis find that inequalities in access play a key role.
Wole Soyinka’s writing has explored the same themes for decades.
It’s still fashionable today to promote tech startups and tech hubs based on models from the global north. But new, alternative and more sustainable models might be emerging.
The Panel of the Wise shows promise but more needs to be done to turn it into a proactive pillar of Africa’s peace and security system.
Music has often been used as a political tool to urge Kenyans to forget the sins of colonial and post-colonial regimes.
The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
Companies are moving their production back to developed countries. This is jeopardising the decades-long progress in global poverty reduction.
Statistics on religious affiliation in Africa are often questionable - partly because of religion’s link to ethnicity and politics.
New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Governing a city like Lagos, with deep-seated socioeconomic inequalities, is not a job for the fainthearted.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s most sunlit regions. A prototype generator uses that sunlight in place of diesel to support unreliable electricity grids.
Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
Researchers think songbirds and waders may seek very cold temperatures at high altitudes to counteract the heat caused by solar radiation.
Hybrid energy systems that combine renewable and non-renewable fuel systems could be the key to sub-Saharan Africa’s energy transition.
The documentary by Dutch artist Renzo Martins is generating important debates today in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in Europe. Analysis of the stakes of a film that will be a milestone.
A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
Industrialisation was key to long-term economic growth in the west and Asia. After years of going in the wrong direction, new research suggests that many African countries have seen a turnaround.
Their mothers were forcibly married or raped during Uganda’s vicious civil war. Now these children are ‘non people’.