In just a few years, Burkina Faso has become the fourth largest gold exporter in Africa. But with 43% of the population still below the poverty line, what are the local benefits?
A fisherman holds up the saw of a sawfish caught in Madagascar. The species is dwindling along the coasts of Madagascar and Mozambique.
Ruth H. Leeney
Africa's remaining sawfishes are found along the coasts of Madagascar and Mozambique. But they are under threat.
One African city trying to manage rising sea levels is Cape Town.
Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels.
The Akaki river runs through central Addis Ababa.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
A feeble Theresa May in Kenya.
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
Rainforests may have played far more of a role in shaping human evolution than previously thought.
Many rural communities across Africa have dropped kerosene lighting for various electrical lights.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Access to water – not electricity – can have larger gains for health and well-being.
Providing people with clean drinking water and sanitation is less expensive than grid electrification and it could improve more lives.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
The Latinoamericana Tower stands amid smog in Mexico City.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
VS Naipaul after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Rwandan students on grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Rwamagana, in Rwanda., 2014.
(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
A super blue blood moon is seen from Svalbard, Norway earlier this year.
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.
Former US president Barack Obama delivers a speech in Kenya ahead of his visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
Inside the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
Increasingly, young people across Africa are taking up Nelson Mandela's challenge of working to improve the lives of ordinary people.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.