Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
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?
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities to face the double threat of flooding and drought.
Vaccines that help prevent meningococcal disease don't give lifetime protection.
Foraging and gathering food can play a huge role in feeding people.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
With his work Francis Kéré, who is one of Africa's top architects, represents an innovative breakthrough in the collective imagery of what architecture in Africa could be in the 21st century.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.