Negative stereotypes of African agriculture had previously scared off young people – but that may change with the advance of new technology, streamlined production, and more opportunities.
A little bit of cash goes a long way when it comes to solar energy. Through a startup called The Sun Exchange, investors can buy solar equipment that is then leased to rural communities, helping them run efficient, environment-friendly businesses.
Obiageli Ezekwesili is best known for her advocacy after Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014. With additional experience with the World Bank, an anti-corruption non-profit, and the ministry of education, she's now running for president.
The social media giant is facing criticism after it's platform was used to spread hate speech in the central African country. As internet use spreads in the developing world, similar misinformation incidents are occurring in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Voting machines have arrived in Congo for December's presidential election, meant to take place in November 2016. But there is international concern over the machines, which were rejected by other countries because of the potential for ballot manipulation.
In the weeks after Jamal Khashoggi's murder, five African nations made statements in support of Saudi Arabia. The statements are an example of how foreign aid may influence diplomatic decisions, particularly in the horn of Africa.
Smoke hangs over the scorched remains of Old Town Plaza Nov. 15 following the wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts, where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone....
Because Kenya and India share many of the same British colonial laws, India's recent decision to decriminalize homosexuality is reverberating in Kenyan courts. It could also lead to a shift for LGBT rights across Africa.
In Ghana's capital, female market vendors are often forcibly removed from the street, leaving them with nowhere to sell their goods. But this year, the women came together to demand a new, safer working space from the city.
Northeast Nigeria has been under sustained assault by Islamic militants for many years, and as the Army loses control many are wondering, what happened? The setback comes as President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to eradicate Boko Haram, seeks a second term.
Government action is essential to agricultural growth that would combat poverty in Africa, experts say. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa's annual report, released Wednesday, discusses previous successes and looks to the future.