Ebola is a highly transmissible disease but its spread can be prevented through behavioural measures.
When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
The lack of a system to support youth development is just one reason why Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda have produced few top footballers.
Each food-based vitamin A programme carries different advantages and issues.
The inhumanity of Idi Amin’s ‘economic war’ was about much more than the expulsion of Asians.
Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Russia is trying to normalise an international order where might makes right. And democracy and respect for human rights are optional.
The chances of surviving Marburg are improved if there’s early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment.
Five essential reads on Russia’s relationship with Africa.
Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
Researchers have long argued that greywater could bolster South Africa’s food security if it’s used to water domestic food gardens.
Lumumba Hall residents are more generous and trust each other more than Livingstone Hall residents do.
Just as Christians in the 1800s were persecuted for embracing foreign teachings, today the regime in power vilifies civil society and opposition political parties as foreign agents.
Ensuring the participation of ordinary citizens and producers in the industry is the big challenge facing African states.
Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.