Category Archives: Medicine

Southern Africa’s Hunger Upsurge Blamed on Climate, COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG – An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate, affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the World Food Program said Monday.

The coronavirus pandemic, …

Watchdog Warns of ‘Limited Progress’ in Africa Counterterror Fight

WASHINGTON – Terrorist organizations appear to be tightening their grip on multiple regions of Africa, despite ongoing efforts by the United States and its allies to degrade their capabilities and limit their reach.

The findings, part of a new report …

Botswana Hopes Mysterious Elephant Deaths Are Over; Zimbabwe Records Its First

GABORONE – Botswana says a string of mysterious elephant deaths has come to a halt since June, after at least 281 carcasses were found.

Experts in the southern African country, with the world’s largest elephant population, said there were no …

In Africa, Drugs Find Way Around Coronavirus Restrictions

JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s activity as a global illicit drug hub continues, authorities say, even as many of the continent’s biggest economies have imposed restrictions on movement to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. American drug enforcement officials say they’re …

COVID-19 Diaries: Can Tanzania Really Be Coronavirus-Free?

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Today I decided to do my own coronavirus survey, here in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. The reason is that I am trying to deal with my confusion.

Two countries in the world don’t report cases …