Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Access to HIV testing is an important factor in reaching UN goals that 90% of people with HIV must know their status by 2020.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
In reality, cybersecurity attacks are like a disease affecting people globally.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
High-tech drones and low-tech 'bucket and spade' are helping Malawians fight malaria.
Children with disabilities face several challenges and need to be heard to make school infrastructure friendlier for them.
Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
On World No Tobacco Day, the focus is usually on the health risks of cigarettes. But what about the way Big Tobacco exploits impoverished farmers in Malawi?
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
The protest song "Stimela" remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.