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.
Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
Local and national governments in west and central African countries must prioritise investment in providing access to HIV testing for all pregnant women.
Agricultural mechanisation can be accompanied with appropriate policies that help to harness its potentials while minimising potential negative effects.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
The next ten years will be a critical period in which research agendas can be developed.
The decision by eight Francophone states to delink their common currency from France won't be without challenges.
Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Stricter policing at the border does not address the root causes of Nigeria's smuggling issue.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Nigeria's border closure is a panicked reaction which violates ECOWAS protocol.
If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Why leave a stable monetary zone that enables sustained economic growth of around 7%, at a time when Africa’s overall growth rate is at a 25-year low of 1.6%?
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.