A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
Rates of suicidal behaviour are higher among South African students than among the general population or students in other countries. Understanding why will help shape prevention efforts.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
Images of white Namibian farmers and their workers and a collection of portraits by travelling black photographers form part of the early archive.
There are over 1,000 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world. Nigerian scientists have found seven in the country and this is important.
The writer Dambudzo Marechera, who died on 18 August 1987, remains a popular figure in Zimbabwe. Hundreds of handwritten letters found in an archive have revealed the real import of the writer’s enduring influence.
In a political environment as polarised as Rwanda’s, there is no room for moderates and no space for critical voices.
Nigerian women have successfully used their naked bodies as an instrument of power, rather than shame, to protest injustice.
There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.