Melkbos beach in Cape Town. Africa has 38 coastal states and six island nations. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jonathan Gill)

The ‘Blue Economy’: Africa’s Oceans And Their Vast Potential, Plus A Maritime Industry That Is Already Worth $1 Trillion

Collectively, African coastal and island states encompass vast ocean territories of an estimated 13 million sq. km. Many are failing to ensure safe and secure conditions for those working and living off the oceans

Formerly a disco, the i Club is a shared open space on the campus of IBM Research - Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand, where students and IBM scientists can meet and collaborate. (Photo/ IBM Research-Africa)

Reaching For The Stars: African Scientists Punching Above Their Weight And Changing the World

The range of research being undertaken is remarkable in view of the size of Africa’s overall contribution: from galaxies to viruses; from agriculture to malaria; and from drought to oceanography.

The highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria has brought economic benefits and forest degradation. Arend de Haas/ACF

A Road Gobbles Up A Forest In Cameroon, But Big Data Helps Build A New Generation Of ‘Forest Guardians’

The road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria and extending the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway has brought social and economic benefits to the local population. But it has also eaten up a forest along the way.

Constitutional court in South Africa, said 11 ways. The country's 11 official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. (Photo/ Flickr/ ign11)

Language Diversity In Africa: Where Hills And Forests Shaped Our Tongues

Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.