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Kenyan student doctors perform a drill during a strike to demand fulfilment of a 2013 agreement between doctors’ union and the government. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Kenya’s emergency medical services need major work

Kenya faces a rising number of major incidents and disasters. Any delays in treating patients could result in increased morbidity and mortality rates.
Children walk through a maize plantation in Zimbabwe, one of the countries in which irrigated areas might be double the officially-recognised area. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

Official statistics in Tanzania do not capture small-scale irrigation, meaning that it's impact is unclear. Yet new research reveals that it's two to three times greater than previously thought
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood. Shutterstock

Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three

Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
A Ugandan chicken farmer rides to market in this file photo. In the wake of an outbreak of avian flu farmers have been told to quarantine their poultry. EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Bird flu outbreak in Uganda: some key facts about the virus

Since regular monitoring for avian influenza viruses started, several subtypes that have been circulating - but not all pose a threat to humans.
Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a court room in The Hague. Reuters/Peter Dejong

Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen

Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.

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