Environmental devastation, ruined economy and deteriorating health afflict Bodo community years after Shell oil spill.
Scientists in The Gambia have come up with new innovative solutions to help stop the spread of malaria.
One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.
Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia.
As world leaders criticise the United States for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, scientists are trying to work out exactly what a warmer world will mean.
The Kenyan government has deployed troops to a central region to fight illegal grazing.
It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan.
People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.
Tens of thousands of children are out of school in Somaliland because of drought.
Many of those still in the classrooms are relying on aid from the World Food Programme.
A three-year drought has left more than half a million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in Somaliland.
More than 100,000 people have left their homes in search of food.
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