The focus on building democracy should be on more intermediary outcomes, which can serve as building blocks for longer term democratic renewal.
The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
A consequence of a warming world is prolonged dry spells and periods of drought that can lead to infectious diseases like cholera.
Detailed field notes can help researchers track down rare species.
Why is Rwanda getting involved in Mozambique? What does the country stand to gain?
Rwanda’s military intervention in Mozambique’s war against Islamic insurgents has included a request that Mozambique rein in Rwandan opposition members on its soil
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
Colonialism, political turmoil and unmet citizen promises all lie behind the rise of attacks on foreign-run fossil fuel plants in Mozambique.
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.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
What’s needed is a prioritisation of the health and medicinal values of the food that’s consumed in African countries.
Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
The conflict has put a temporary lid on plans that have been in the making for more than a decade since rich liquefied natural gas reserves were discovered in the Rovuma Basin.
Where there are not enough health workers to deliver medical care, one solution is to move certain tasks to less specialised health workers, a process called task-shifting.
It seems the production of Earth science knowledge in Africa is simply not progressing, despite the world’s interest in (and exploitation of) the continent’s mineral wealth.
The situation in Cabo Delgado is dire. The international community needs to act fast to contain it.
The ex-combatants’ food memories show how they continue trying to make sense of both their past and present experiences of violence.