While the science is crucial, it is also important to know what sense the people who live in and around Laetoli make of these ancient footprints.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Four of the five contemporary migrations in East Africa are severely threatened and have virtually collapsed.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Measures to control or reduce workplace noise exposure are critical to reducing hearing loss in workers.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
Building a fiscally capable state won't bring benefits in the short term but can build taxpayers confidence.
With proper regulation, Lake Victoria's fisheries could increase production without damaging wild stocks or the environment.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
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.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Hexanal, a chemical produced naturally by fruits and vegetables, may help keep produce fresher for longer.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
There's been an evolution in Tanzanian laws used against the press
Declining water quantity and quality means people have to travel further to find good water sources.