Sports betting has exploded across Africa. But are the betting companies playing it straight? Do the punters really understand the odds they’re up against? And who is getting rich from the thrill of the beautiful game?
As millions of Zimbabweans prepare to vote on Monday in the most consequential election of their lives, one big question hangs in the air: Is this election — the first one to not feature Robert Mugabe in 37 years — free and fair?
More than 18 "neglected tropical diseases" – including sleeping sickness, rabies and river blindness – affect over one billion people worldwide, but they're not on the public's radar. Project Zero tells stories of the impact of these often preventable diseases.
By 2020, there will be more than 700 million smartphone connections across the African continent. Widespread connectivity is having game-changing impacts in almost all sectors, but what does it really mean for economic development.
Eneza Education's co-founders Toni Maraviglia and Kago Kagichiri are using Kenya's mobile phone network to try and change education.
People in Somaliland with mental health conditions – rates of which are believed to be high – are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses.
In 2011, Thomas Evans left his family home in Buckinghamshire and travelled to Somalia to join the deadly Islamist group al-Shabaab, behind atrocities including the Westgate shopping mall attack in neighbouring Nairobi.
Mobs in Kenya's coastal region have repeatedly attacked people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, PEMA Kenya and Human Rights Watch said in a report released in September 2015.
Accompanying text report from May 2013 ''The future of Somalia is at stake', says president'