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.
Despite the dismantling of Sudan’s ruling party, the country’s autocratic leanings still pose a threat to democracy.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Photographs give unprecedented insight into the lives and humanity of those involved in the Ugandan rebel movement.
Kenya announced plans in 2017 for a long-term action plan to end the institutionalisation of children.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
The aviation ambitions of several African countries are linked to Chinese investment.
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Each year 50 000 people from 89 countries, in every continent except Antarctica, die from leishmaniasis, an ancient neglected disease.
A government-imposed internet blackout in Sudan is the latest in a series of internet shutdowns as a means to quell dissent.
A cheap and simple technique could revolutionise treatment for tooth decay, especially in poor countries.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir’s government deployed it in Darfur
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.