Wild chimpanzees are hard to find, but their DNA – left-behind genetic traces – are opening up a new way of studying them.
Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has brought dramatic change and his intolerance for corruption won him worldwide admiration. But his repressive means to stay in power are being questioned.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
How can we understand each other, especially when stereotypes cloud our view? An ethnographic movie captures a sense of the 'other' in an encounter between Maasai villagers and Dutch tourists.
Singing, music, films and dances are crucial in promoting and protecting the human rights of Africans with albinism.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
Until Acacia was served with $190 billion tax bill, it seemed as though Tanzania's president wanted a new settlement with the mining companies. Now it looks as though he wants new mining companies.
Integration within the East African Community has been sticky. The fact that Kenya's main political parties haven't spelled out their policies on the community in their manifestos is a worry.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.