'Teaching' machines to mimic human intelligence could help refugees rebuild their lives and give them crucial digital skills.
Evidence shows that educating a girl has a ripple effect that benefits all around her - lowering mortality rates, boosting economic growth and creating a stronger democracy.
Relocating trees to make space for crops and repopulate forests elsewhere is helping Kenya's farmers reduce their environmental impact.
A centre run by the Samburu Girls Foundation is tackling the issue of water shortages with a high-tech solution.
New research shows there's been a significant drop in female genital mutilation (FGM) among African children, but campaigners say teenagers and young women remain at risk.
Africa's surge in economic growth is prompting a re-think of the region's potential for long-term future investment.
Using technology tools, social media, civic participation and mass demonstration, Africa's young people are on an anti-corruption crusade, writes Shakir Akorede.
The spread of social media in Africa has brought many economic and political benefits, but it also equips terrorist groups with a tool for recruitment and propaganda
As climate change brings wilder weather in the Sahel - particularly worsening drought - planting crops able to stand up to extremes can help avert a range of crises.
Demand-side interventions that address not only affordability but also e-literacy and education are as critical to digital inclusion as supply-side connectivity measures.
10 of the country's 20 ministers are now women, running key dockets including defense, trade and transport.
New data shows there are now 300 million people around the world who speak French - with the fastest growth in speakers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As young people leave rural areas, innovation, entrepreneurship and financing are vital for Africa's farmers.
Washing your hands with soap is the single most cost-effective public health act there is. Here's how to spread the message.
The results of programme to train and support 7,000 state teachers in Edo state challenge decades of global research into how to improve education.