Ethiopia has struggled with a shortage of qualified doctors for years. In an effort to resolve that, it's vastly increased the sizes of existing classes and opened 13 new schools. But critics say Ethiopia is training a generation of woefully unqualified doctors.
Mali's tourism industry was long its third-most important, fueling local economies and keeping people employed. But after terrorists and separatists seized control of the country's northern region, that tourism has all but disappeared.
This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring. And though it feels like the revolutions were ages ago, the revolution might not be over. Just look to Syria, and Egypt and even Tunisia.
Tracking Africa's wild animals requires a lot of science, a little technology and a whole lot of hard work. One project need your help in getting that work done. It's called Snapshot Serengeti, and it hopes to use the general public to catalog the millions of images that researchers take in one park in Tanzania.
Sierra Leone could become the next hub of innovation. In an effort to encourage more innovation among young people there, a Massachusetts Insitute of Technology doctoral student set up a contest in his home country. And one of the contest's finalists is already making a positive impression at MIT.
The king of the jungle is in danger and it isn't just from poachers. But creative new methods are being developed to help manage conflicts between lions and people.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
Cancer's viewed by many as a disease of the developed world. Alternately, it's viewed as too hard or too expensive to prevent or treat. But often, those views simply aren't true. In Uganda, Dr. Jackson Orem, the country's first, and for a time only, cancer doctor is showing the way.
Mali's split in two, the north controlled by a coalition of separatists and Islamic terrorists, the south governed by a weak, coalition government. Thousands have fled the sharia law implemented in the north, but there's no sign of an imminent resolution to the situation, despite months of talk.
The term Chips Funga is taking Kenya by storm. It's the name for the popular French fries that club-goers might eat after a night out on the town. But it's also become a slang term for when a man meets a women and takes her home for a one-night stand. There's a related term for when the shoe is on the other foot, too.