Motorists drive at night on a road without street light as Nigeria struggles with power outages in a commercial district of Lagos.
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Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times since 2010, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts.
There remains a crucial need for animal models to understand health and disease and to develop medicines.
People receiving medical treatment at the entrance hall of Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia.
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Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
Scientists’ involvement in media reporting on fire leads to more nuanced and balanced messages.
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Fire must be allowed to play its natural role.
Coal fired power station in South Africa .
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The court ruling that it’s a constitutional right to have clean air highlights the fact that South Africa needs to improve air quality urgently.
A tub of palm oil in Nimba County, Liberia.
Palm oil is one of the 21st century’s most contentious agricultural commodities, but its relationship with humans goes back thousands of years.
Kenyan food vendors at an open-air market on the outskirts of Nairobi.
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In spite of public disapproval, food prices are likely to remain high this year unless the government intervenes to cushion farmers from rising costs.
Mpho Phalatse, mayor of Johannesburg.
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Parties must forego ideological rigidity and compromise for the common good, says Mpho Phalatse about making coalitions work.
A farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape struggles with woody encroachment.
Maintaining ecological balance in savannas is essential
Knowledge about groundwater is scarce in some countries, and most development is informal and limited to shallow use.
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Groundwater has the potential to support broad economic, humanitarian and social development in sub-Saharan Africa, as it has in other regions globally.
The world wants the pandemic to end and life to return to normal. When will that happen?
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This sort of precision complements health experts’ efforts, helping humans to be more precise and communicate more precisely.
A river flows through Nairobi’s Kibera slum. Communities should be engaged in environmental management to reduce mosquito breeding sites.
The country’s urban centres where unvaccinated people live in crowed settlements are key risk areas.
South Africa has an extensive social security network, but poverty levels remain obstinately high.
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Social security reforms are needed that include support for the long-term and chronically unemployed and informal workers.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly pledged to keep food prices in the fair range amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
Threatened by insecurity, Nigerian farmers are increasingly abandoning their land, adding to food inflation.
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In spite of policies aimed at tackling food inflation, food prices in Nigeria have continued to rise.
South Africa’s Masabata Klaas (right) celebrates a victory against England.
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Kicking off the cup with three straight wins, South Africa is ranked 2nd in the world in one day internationals.
The destroyed main building of a school in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
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No state in the global community should have to earn Russia’s compliance with the law. If the rule of law is not respected, the entire global community becomes as vulnerable as Ukraine is now.
Inequality in coronavirus genomic surveillance delays the detection of globally significant variants of concern.
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Improving genomic surveillance to better understand new variants as they arise in different parts of the world could prevent threats to vulnerable health systems and populations.
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Despite the high incidence of adolescent pregnancy and the risks it poses, there isn’t much data on maternal mental health in this age group in sub-Saharan Africa.
Alien pine trees, which use substantially more water than the native vegetation of the Cape Mountains, reduce river flows to dams that supply the city’s water.
Clearing alien trees before the drought hit could have reduced the impact of climate change on water supply during the ‘Day Zero’ drought.