Malaria continues to cut a swathe through Africa, which accounts for most cases of the disease and of malaria-related deaths. A study by Burkina Faso's Health Sciences Research Institute may point the way to reducing malaria's toll on children, however.
The Zimbabwean government's isolation from the international economic arena has forced it to turn right while indicating left. The country's Deputy Minister of Industry and International Trade recently made a startling admission when he said that the European Union remains the troubled Southern African country's key trade partner.
Earlier this year, Cape Town was debating a by-law that would make solar water heating compulsory for relatively costly new buildings, and certain renovations. But what of solar water heating for less expensive structures -- especially homes being built under the country's extensive low-cost housing programme?