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July 1976: President Nyerere (right) watches as President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia greets Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chien at the handing over ceremony of the Tanzania-Zambia railway. Photo by Keystone/Getty Images

Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?

Tazara upgrade requires huge capital but new tracks could be incompatible with the existing Southern Africa rails.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade. Lucien Kahozi/AFP via Getty Images)

Zambia can meet growing food demand: how to fix what’s standing in its way

Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Blood feeding female malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis. University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Malaria elimination in southern Africa? Possibly, but these gaps need attention

The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
A photo taken in August 2015 of disinfected gloves and boots at an Ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea. Lessons are being drawn to manage the Marburg virus. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images

Marburg in Guinea: the value of lessons from managing other haemorrhagic outbreaks

Many African countries are experienced in managing outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers and many of the lessons learnt from the Ebola can be applied to the Marburg outbreak.

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