Urban planners in Kenya are planning satellite cities around the outskirts of the capital Nairobi to combat the increasing problem of slum areas and lack of low-cost housing.
Mali’s introduction of free healthcare for under fives and pregnant women may offer a blueprint for other African states to follow.
Muhammudu Buhari has been re-elected as President of Nigeria after a first term focused on fighting corruption.
Three initiatives in Egypt, Kenya and India show how detailed local knowledge can lead to specific solutions that genuinely help women.
People living in informal settlements often suffer greatly at the hands of both indoor and outdoor air pollution, and have little to no means of combating it. This community looks to chan...
Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist who helps rape victims, says the shame surrounding sexual violence must be broken.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is providing training for women in Rwanda to learn how to fish. It can be an important source of income for locals, as well as a vital food source.
Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have joined forces with the world's leading chocolate companies to protect forests, boost farmers' livelihoods and ensure cocoa is produced sustainably.
A lack of state capacity hinders African countries in their efforts to tackle poverty, according to new research.
With President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected for a second term, here are the problems Nigeria's leadership must address if the 'Giant of Africa' is to keep on growing.
Taking direct action to put excluded people in education and work will benefit both them and the world economy.
There has been a recent uptick in the number of women in politics in Africa, but how much of a positive impact do they really have?
The unique health needs of the estimated 140,000 African-American women living and aging with HIV are often ignored, says an anthropologist.
Tech and business may slowly be embracing their social responsibilities – but they have to partner up if they are to fulfil their real potential.
Strep A is among the deadliest pathogens in the world – yet we’ve never prioritised making a vaccine.