Studying ancient DNA in Africa is valuable for understanding human evolution, population migrations, and human history locally, regionally and globally.
The grievances of those instituting the blockade are justified, to some extent. But the blockade will harm the entire nation instead of only disturbing the ruling elites.
Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
Kala-azar, already one of the most neglected diseases on the planet, is in danger of becoming even more neglected.
In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia looks like an increasingly desirable international partner across much of the globe.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Desertification and climate change are threatening ancient sites in the Sahara.
The Abraham Accords peace deal was supposed to herald a new era for the Middle East. Yet the fault-lines remain as deep as ever.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and their neighbours could deploy large-scale solar and wind farms, connected by a regionally integrated power grid.
Given the ever increasing importance of coordinated management Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt should manage all dams through the Nile Basin Commission.
Nile communities carefully monitored and recorded the river’s flow. Centuries later these records are still being used by water resource managers around the world to analyse unpredictable river flows.
It’s a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
Sudan’s new government came to power after a people-driven process to oust former President Omar al-Bashir. It must be careful to place ordinary Sudanese at the centre of the reforms process.
The crisis in Tigray could have a spillover effect that will destabilise the Horn of Africa.
Treaties are needed to govern water resource allocation in the Nile basin region. For this to happen it’s critical to have accurate data on how much water there is.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.
This invasive mosquito thrives in the type of habitat commonly found in urban areas. This means that malaria could become more prevalent in African cities.