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The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well. Shutterstock

We mapped the landscape for taxes on sugary drinks in seven African countries

Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
Detail of an Aneliese Scherz photograph from 1930s Namibia. Anneliese Scherz/Basler Afrika Bibliographien Scherz Collection

Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

Images of white Namibian farmers and their workers and a collection of portraits by travelling black photographers form part of the early archive.
The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resources

Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.
A researcher holds a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at the National Primate Research Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

History shows that treatments and vaccines have been accessible to African countries only after the loss of millions of lives and typically years - sometimes decades - after developed nations.
Namibians queue to vote. Fewer and fewer cast it for the ruling party SWAPO. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia/ AFP) (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images)

Namibia is showing wear and tear after 30 years under SWAPO rule

The hunger, frustration and desperation of ordinary Namibians should be first on the political agenda. But this isn't the case.

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