While no deaths have been reported in Ethiopia so far, outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease spread rapidly and have severe impacts on public health.
Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent.
Countries like Ethiopia have propelled economic growth by prioritising agriculture and new technologies to boost the sector.
There are over 100 species of wild coffee, but only a few supply the world's morning caffeine kick. Sadly, climate change and disease could be about to change that.
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.
Containing Al-Shabaab in Kenya doesn't directly reduce the group's standing inside Somalia.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.