Governments need to develop health equity surveillance systems to overcome the current lack of data.
Understanding where Africa’s next major modern disease crisis will emerge is critical to monitoring and control.
Scientists do science to improve society. Africa’s challenges are a golden opportunity to demonstrate its value.
Social media is increasingly becoming a rallying point for those who want a change at the helm of the state.
'According to BBC, Mutharika recently described the media as "disgusting", saying it was peddling "nonsense and garbage".'
Until recently few African countries had legislation related to cybercrime. Police may need further training to deal with digital offences.
The North African country - which has over nine million Facebook users - aims to cure compulsive users of technology through its rehab programme.
Current visa rules are a major impediment to professional travel. Scientists miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Authorities frame the Cybercrime Act as an important tool for fighting child pornography, cyber-bullying, racist and xenophobic content online.
The world's third worst jailer of journalists detains notable critic after days of deadly protests in Oromia and Amhara.
African innovation: Digital matutus collect data from cellphones to help Nairobi crack commuter stressJacqueline M Klopp
Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place. It is unacceptable that this is ignored in many places in Africa.
African governments are increasingly clamping down on the internet, especially social media in an attempt to silence democratic opposition.
There's a global rise in organisations that use technology to try and bolster transparency, accountability and governance.
On September 1st, the continent will play host to a natural wonder of the astronomical kind: an annular eclipse of the sun.
Africa exported almost $800 million of tomatoes in 2015, or about 10% of the world’s total
Proceeds from illegal logging to trafficking of hazardous waste and illicit gold mining funding rebel groups and criminal syndicates
39 African countries had less than 1%, or no, territorial sea protection - yet continent's fisheries sector is worth more than $24 billion
More than 30,000 African elephants killed by poachers every year to supply illegal trade controlled by criminal gangs that feeds demand the Far East
WHO warned of unimmunised travellers spreading the virus after neighbouring DRC reported 41 cases imported from Angola, with two cases in Kenya.
Zimbabwe says its elephant population, estimated at 84,000, is twice what can be supported by available food and land