Getting more women involved in science is good for everyone.
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A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
The street market at Mont-Bouët in Libreville, Gabon. The country was one of 10 on the continent downgraded this year.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
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The saxophonist and singer leaves a legacy spanning more than 60 years of musical production that will continue to echo in global sounds.
Manu Dibango (centre)
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One of the greatest artists ever to emerge from Cameroon had a fraught relationship with his homeland – but because of it touched all corners of Africa and the world.
Agave honey bee log hive honey comb harvest.
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Wild bees provide many lessons. Watching and learning from them may help keep honeybees safe and thriving.
Kenya has seen a huge decline in the number of roan antelopes.
Kenya can save its roan population if it re-stocks from other countries, eliminates poaching and improves their habitat.
Supporters of Cameroonian President Paul Biya outside the French embassy in Yaounde.
The African Union's intervention track record in conflict situations is mixed.
The government must harness analytical technologies developed by pharmaceutical scientists in Nigeria
There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.
Serious lead poisoning cases are a growing problem on the continent.
Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
A woman casts her ballot during Cameroon’s 2018 presidential elections.
Many believe that it is only a return to the country's two-state federation that will end the conflict and break the impasse.
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Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Cameroonian nationals in Geneva protesting against the presence of President Paul Biya.
What Cameroon needs is a properly mediated process signing all the parties to a pre-agreed agenda
A Chinese trawler offloads its catch at a fishing port in Cameroon.
Despite its importance, Cameroon's maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
Ghana player Asamoah Gyan celebrates a goal against Portugal during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match in Brazil.
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A complex set of factors influence how African footballers make financial decisions about the money they earn abroad.
Africa has tried for decades to develop robust intra-regional trade. Free trade agreement is the most recent effort
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
Protest in London against the Cameroonian government’s attacks on Ambazonia separatists.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.