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A baby scale hangs on a tree branch during a malnutrition screening session in Ifotaka, southern Madagascar. RIJASOLO/AFP via Getty Images

How climate change contributed to Madagascar’s food crisis

Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.
King Mswati III of eSwatini, Africa’s last absolute monarch, is facing growing demands for democracy and rule of law. EPA-EFE/Yeshiel Panchia

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?

There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
Still standing: a structure surrounded by lava following a volcanic eruption on 23 May 2021 in Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Moses Sawasawa via GettyImages

Mount Nyiragongo’s volcano: why it’s unique and treacherous

National governments need to wake up to the volcanic risks posed by tectonic rifting around Mount Nyiragongo.
Brookesia tedi, described in 2019, is one of the smallest chameleons, and indeed one of the smallest amniote vertebrates, on earth. Mark D. Scherz

What Madagascar’s amazing mini creatures tell us about evolution

Madagascar stands out as an exceptionally interesting place in which to study the evolution of “mini” creatures. And we are only just starting to scratch the surface of this.
A coalition of physicians, AIDS activists and medical students protest Trump’s global gag rule, which expands the policy restriction to all US health funding. Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

US anti-abortion “gag rule” hits women hard: what we found in Kenya and Madagascar

Trump’s expanded global gag rule weakened national health systems and created barriers to women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare access.

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