Cholera kills fast, and outbreaks are common in war-torn regions and after natural disasters where clean water is scarce. A new strategy to prevent cholera infections is a 'cocktail' of live virus.
The spate of high intensity tropical cyclones making landfall in Southern Africa has been tied to very warm sea surface temperatures.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
Decision making on water infrastructure in peri-urban areas is challenging. But lessons have been learnt from a water project in Mozambique.
The flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai have receded. But in some ways, the problems for many of the countries affected, are just beginning.
Cyclone Idai hit poor countries the hardest and shows why disaster resilience is a necessity.
The international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.
Cities need to pay attention to how extreme weather events effect their resources.
The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
From New Orleans to Haiti to Mozambique, global inequality plays a major role in making disasters deadly.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
We don't have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics to know if the digital divide is being closed.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
Africa's remaining sawfishes are found along the coasts of Madagascar and Mozambique. But they are under threat.