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Adri Kotze

Adri Kotze

    This costs just cents and could prevent half-a-million children from going blind
    This costs just cents and could prevent half-a-million children from going blind
    At first Grace Mwatathe was not too worried. Yes, in the twilight she did struggle to tell which was her goat to milk, even though it was only a...
    Would you put your baby in a cardboard box? Check out this parenting trend
    Would you put your baby in a cardboard box? Check out this parenting trend
    When Lucy Kaigutha read about a Finnish tradition that dates back to the 1930s, she was struck by a thought: Could the Scandinavians have a tool...
    Could better health for your baby come in a cardboard box?
    Could better health for your baby come in a cardboard box?
    South Africa is exploring the possibility of giving boxes to mothers of newborn babies in an effort to reduce infant deaths.
    Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
    Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
    Oblivious to the cameras and probing eyes, Angelina Jolie sniffs hard, her nostrils flaring. She is in heroine mode. Moving swiftly in the glass...
    Boko Haram leaves cruel legacy of trauma and starvation
    Boko Haram leaves cruel legacy of trauma and starvation
    Bulus Apollos is sitting in the small courtyard of a compound in Gomari Gana, an area with dusty streets in Maiduguri, Nigeria. His hands, gnarled...
    How to fund a failing health system
    How to fund a failing health system
    For two years, Widna Chiyangwa from Harare, Zimbabwe, suffered in pain. She was in her mid-40s and had four children to feed. But a broken ankle...
    Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
    Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
    It was after the 10pm curfew on a mid-February Thursday evening in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state and birthplace of the...
    Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
    Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
    Mosquito traps that smell like stinky feet are luring blood-seeking mosquitoes away from their human prey and to...
    South Sudan is bleeding itself dry
    South Sudan is bleeding itself dry
    When Saba Alfred Jamal was eight years old, a drunken relative accidentally shot him in the leg. 
    People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence
    People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence
    The parents of a woman with disabilities arranged for her to be sexually abused to “take care of her sexual desire”. In another case, a woman...
    Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a dozen African countries’ programmes
    Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a dozen African countries’ programmes
    It’s a pale wintry day in June. Lincoln Ruguwa* (35) shifts in his chair, chuckling uncomfortably.
    Long queues tell Zimbabwe's story of economic crisis and failing healthcare
    Long queues tell Zimbabwe's story of economic crisis and failing healthcare
    Arnold Gambe (76) is near the back of the snaking queue in Harare. He has stood here every day for the past week to get his government pension...