Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Depending on foreign aid to pay the bills makes moving on when it’s gone harder.
Models suggest that the effects of climate change will devastate the already threatened Timneh Parrot.
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Liberia's rural communities have long been suffering land grabs by international palm oil producers.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Thousands of Liberian women have banded together to bring about peace and to fight for women's rights. They've changed the face of the African nation.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
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.