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.
Southern African Development Community countries are very connected. Highly mobile and migrant populations frequently cross borders, posing significant challenges to reaching a malaria-free region.
Should South Africa's military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
A devastating historical exposé of South Africa's mining industry and the railway system that maximised the exploitation of cheap Mozambican labour.
Archaeologists have long studied diseases in past populations. They've explored the evolution of pathogens and how they interacted with humans.
When restricting the movement of their citizens to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, low income countries should tailor measures to local socio-economic circumstances.
Borders in southern Africa -- as on the entire continent -- were arbitrarily imposed by former colonial powers, and aren't respected.
The alarm being raised by multilateral financial institutions about rising government debt across Africa is exaggerated. The real problem is that African governments pay way over the odds for debt.
Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism.
Turkey harbours strong national ambitions, and a willingness to grow and use its military muscle alongside economic instruments.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.