Entrepreneurs at this popular Lagos cane furniture market could do a lot more for their business with the use of social media.
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Nigerian small business owners highlight the factors that limit full potential of social media use in commerce.
A US soldier carries his belongings to a waiting truck at a military camp on the outskirts of Niamey, Niger.
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Reforms that will entrench constitutionalism, the rule of law, and political inclusion will solve Africa's security problems, not moving the US Africa Command headquarters to the continent.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
Mohammad Javad Shoaee
A small child buried almost 80,000 years ago in a cave in Kenya shows how ancient humans treated the dead.
Virtual ideal reconstruction of Mtoto’s position in the burial pit.
Jorge González/Elena Santos
Burials seem to have been uncommon in Africa some 80,000 years ago, although they were widespread in Eurasia.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
A group of boys abducted by Boko Haram in Katsina State, northern Nigeria, after their release in December 2020.
Plus, why women join Al-Shabaab in Kenya. Listen to episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
The black cherries of
Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.
Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There's a better solution.
Vendors in front of their shop in China Town, Ojota, Lagos.
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Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
Modern computing allows to spot isolated trees and shrubs in semi-arid areas, facilitating research on the evolution of vegetation cover.
Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
New evidence affirms that significant, long-standing inter-group cultural differences shaped the later stages of human evolution in Africa.
Workers pack syringes at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer. Government support has been key to developing this capacity.
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African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.
A lorry trailer carries the coffins of the victims of a munitions explosion in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, in 2012.
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Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.
Lismore Estate, Greyton, South Africa.
Whether they are winemakers, winery owners, cellar managers or sommeliers, women entrepreneurs are evolving in the wine industry - a traditional men’s world.
Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
Brandon Martin, Rice University
Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.
Demolition of uninhabited shacks in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, August 6, 2020. The land, which was to be developed as a community facility for neighbouring communities, has been illegally occupied by people who have been demarcating plots and building informal settlements.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
A flock of birds flies near Lake Manyara, Tanzania.
Luc Janssens de Bisthoven
Biosphere reserves are the living labs in which people and nature learn how to live and thrive together. Four pilot sites in Africa show the programme's promise.
The golden ratio, which has been a key tenet of modernist design, may have origins in Africa.
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Long thought to have originated in Ancient Greece, the golden ratio that forms the basis of the Swiss design style may have first emerged in Africa.