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Despatch from Beira: “I have to choose between starvation or dying of disease”
Despatch from Beira: “I have to choose between starvation or dying of disease”
Beira — It is a few minutes past 9pm on Saturday. Beira is a ghost town, a shadow of its former self. The streets are...
Cyclone Idai: After the floods, the famine. And then more of the same
Cyclone Idai: After the floods, the famine. And then more of the same
Overnight, Mozambique’s second-largest city disappeared. All the lights in Beira went off. Its buildings vanished under six metres of water. Its...
Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid
Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid
The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors...
‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
Almost 850 000 people have been affected by severe rains and flooding caused by cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit the Mozambican port of...
Netflix film tells tale of Malawian eco boy genius
Netflix film tells tale of Malawian eco boy genius
A new Malawian film, Netflix's latest offering to raise the profile of African cinema, has caused a stir back home, facing accusations of mangling...
Call to decolonise water laws
Call to decolonise water laws
The most precious commodity in farming is water, but the law still largely favours large-scale farmers, the majority of whom are white, to the...
Africa’s women belong at the top
Africa’s women belong at the top
Zomba, Malawi – When I was eight years old, a family friend told my father that he thought I was destined for leadership....
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
When a home catches fire, neighbours dash out to fight the blaze. They are motivated not only by a concern for the occupants’ welfare but also...
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
Nyirangarama — An older, well-dressed Rwandan gentleman sits down to lunch, a heaped plate of beef stew and beans on...
Renegade Malawian vice-president guns for top job
Renegade Malawian vice-president guns for top job
Malawi’s Vice-President Saulosi Klaus Chilima this week threw his hat into the ring for the 2019 presidential elections, going up against the...
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
It’s been four years since African leaders met in Equatorial Guinea to commit themselves to boosting agricultural growth across the continent....

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