A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.
More countries on the African continent must urgently get involved in clinical trials so that the data collected will accurately represent the continent at a genetic level.
The Nile Treaties prevent upstream countries from using the waters of the Nile without the consent of those downstream. This results in an Egyptian bias.
Mubarak used his relationship with the Copts to receive support for his rule, but he did not build institutions that could guarantee Christians constitutional rights.
The DNA of microbes and food trapped in the teeth can reveal information about diet and health.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Information warfare has gone global. Here are some recent campaigns, and a couple of ideas about how to fight back.
The African Cup of Nations is the continent's premier soccer tournament - but it's not being broadcast on TV as usual. Behind the blackout is a tale of court rulings and sour deals.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
How South African manages the fallout from its likely downgrade by Moody's in November will determine whether the country will be forced to turn to the IMF for a bailout.
A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
The Muslim Brotherhood has been slow to adapt to its new reality.
The nervous Egyptian state hopes that fan-instigated stadium riots will not occur during the Afcon, following a clampdown on some fans.