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.
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Tazara upgrade requires huge capital but new tracks could be incompatible with the existing Southern Africa rails.
Expatriates and locals faced similar risks and hazards but for different pay.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
Second-hand clothes, locally known as mitumba, on display in a shop in Nakuru, Kenya.
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Used clothes are being repurposed but with fresh fashionable spins.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade.
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Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Multiple champions Nigeria, in black, were beaten by Morocco in the Wafcon semi-final.
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The Wafcon final on Saturday is proof of the development of the women’s game on the continent - and of mining star players abroad.
Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
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The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.
Chest x-rays are more sensitive for screening for TB.
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We expected to find that screening everybody for TB would identify individuals not yet diagnosed, and treating them quickly would reduce the prevalence of TB in the community.
A woman selling produce at the Manzini Wholesale Produce and Craft Market in Swaziland.
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Monitoring and enforcing competition rules is essential to level the playing field for fairer food markets.
As humans and wildlife come into closer contact, it is crucial to ensure that there's a relationship that benefits both people and animals.
East Park Mall in Lusaka, Zambia, was built for University of Zambia students.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.
A woman cuts “bodwe”, an edible weed that is often sold at markets in Lusaka, Zambia.
The herbicide revolution reduces the availability of edible weeds, which may undermine food and nutrition security.
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Stricter measures had major impacts on farmers’ livelihoods and food security.
There is an urgent need to clamp down on tax evasion in Africa.
African countries, rich in resources, easily fall prey to aggressive tax planning and tax evasion facilitated by offshore companies.
Saponins from plants can destroy viruses and other microorganisms in the same way commercial soaps and detergents do.
Blood feeding female malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis.
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The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
Lightning storm over Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr Carina Schumann, Johannesburg Lightning Research Lab, University of the Witwatersrand.
This tool can identify cause of death by fatal lightning strike in skeletonised remains.
Mangrove reforestation project in Belo-sur-Mer, southwestern Madagascar.
Conservation must be carried out by local communities to be most effective, new research shows.
Agricultural commodity prices spiked after cyclone Kenneth had hit northern Mozambique in 2019.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
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.
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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.
Hakainde Hichilema (C), leader of the Zambia opposition party United Party for National Development.
Frustration is growing among opposition supporters who believe the last election was stolen.