From Senegal to Djibouti, there is a plan to halt the advancing Sahara desert with a Great Green Wall of trees.
Reporting on reproductive health can lead reporters into a maze of facts and figures. A panel of experts offers advice on finding, interpreting and using data, without losing sight of the story.
Health experts consider legalized abortion in Africa a potential solution to one of the leading causes of death for women. But cultural taboos and colonial laws present challenges.
At the International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, a new study suggesting that hormonal contraception shots may double the risk of women becoming H.I.V.-positive created a stir.
Photos from the Isle de Madaleine, an uninhabited island off the coast of Senegal.