Investment in science and innovation is needed to help build Africa.
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Successful economies are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. For Africa to advance, it needs to make more substantial investments in its research and development sector.
More South Africans are taking to the streets to hold government accountable.
South Africans' faith in the post-apartheid system of democracy is clearly slipping - and some even suggest that a return to apartheid would be a good thing.
Africa’s flagship universities have a great deal to offer as the continent continues to grow and develop.
When talking about the role that higher education can play in developing Africa, it's important not to forget the continuing and crucial role of the continent's flagship universities.
Mauritius has used its natural beauty to draw tourists and develop its tourism industry. Other island nations could learn from this.
Mauritius' experience proves that making more entertainment offerings available is key to driving tourism for island destinations.
A young girl plays inside a mosquito net in Kibera, Nairobi.
Several countries within southern Africa are on the brink of eliminating malaria. But there are several challenges ahead.
People throughout Africa can play a part in the work of the Square Kilometre Array even if they are not scientists.
Citizen science will ensure that the skies have no limit when it comes to research, as ordinary people are encouraged to take part in simple acts of exploration.
Still on lease: the Chagos island of Diego Garcia.
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Why are the UK's left-over possessions in the Indian Ocean still the subject of furious legal dispute?