The warning lights are on for malaria medicines in Africa

Medicines, insecticides and nets may deliver short-term anti-malaria goals. Shutterstock Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute and Deus Ishengoma, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Reports of sporadic resistance to modern…

Top 20 Most Popular Foods in Zimbabwe

Top 20 Most Popular Foods in Zimbabwe

Kenya has imposed a holiday season COVID-19 vaccine mandate: why it’s premature

Kenya national rugby union team supporters, like these celebrating victory over Germany, face a compulsory vaccine mandate. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images Catherine Kyobutungi, African Population and Health…

A new report shows worrying growth of the diabetes pandemic

Many people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Shutterstock Ayesha Motala, University of KwaZulu-Natal Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate. One in 10 adults worldwide – 537 million people – now…

Role of fabrics in tradition

By Patience Nyagato THE African continent is endowed with diverse cultures and what we wear constitutes part of our identity as Africans. We explore the fabric side of our culture…

Men invisible victims of GBV

By ZBC Reporter Contrary to popular belief, an increasing number of men have become victims of gender-based violence. Fungai Jachi takes a closer look at this worrying trend in the…

Treatment of COVID with antibiotics could add to the problem of drug resistance

When COVID-19 emerged, misuse of antibiotics increased. Shutterstock Adam Mustapha, University of Maiduguri COVID-19 is a major global public health challenge. The pandemic’s impacts cut across all sectors. One of…

What lies behind uprisings in Eswatini: the unfinished business of democratic reform

Eswatini King Mswati II’s despotic rule is increasingly under pressure from citizens yearning for democracy. Edwin Remsberg/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Hlengiwe Portia Dlamini, University of Eswatini The Kingdom…

Gwanda man ekes a living off garbage picking

By Providence Maraneli WHILE most men in Gwanda are into artisanal mining and other so-called acceptable fields, one man has deviated from the norm after devoting his life to picking…

Supplying COVID-19 pills at lower cost is only part of what poorer countries need

There’s an urgent need for therapeutics to complement vaccines. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town November 2021 marks another grim flashpoint in a stream of…