African countries cannot be ignored, or just listened to. Their needs should shape the agenda.
The next year appears likely to bring another sequence of La Niña-related droughts to eastern East Africa. The time to act is now or many will suffer.
How scientists are improving their understanding of the connection between extremes and climate change – and what’s to come. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
The report projects an increase in mean temperatures and hot extremes across the continent. Worryingly the rate of temperature increase across the continent exceeds the global average.
People are swayed by social pressure to help relatives, share contacts or reciprocate favours received from their networks. Many also believe that corruption is normal.
As ever, civilians are caught in the middle of warring ethnic groups in this strife-torn region of Ethiopia.
The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.
The Conversation Africa is expanding in West Africa.
Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
Attacks on chimpanzees are happening at an alarming rate, within and outside national parks.
Our research shows how a large scale renewable energy project can be plagued by many of the same troubling impacts on local communities as oil and extractive industries.
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made vaccination and post-infection therapy available. But the number of those infected annually and dying from viral Hepatitis continues to be high.
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people’s contacts are identified and monitored.
Poor understanding can be put down to the content in Kenyan schools’ curricula.
There's almost no place on earth that doesn't hold traces of humanity. But which routes did our ancestors follow first?
Scientists now have a better understanding of what martial eagles eat. This is valuable for the conservation of this endangered species.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
If women don’t have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.