climate change

Climate change turns dehydration into a deadly epidemic

Jane Palmer

A new kidney disease is striking down labourers in what could be one of the first epidemics caused by global warming.


Kikwete: Africa inherited poor education from colonial masters

Manuela Kasper-Claridge

Ex-Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has said improving the education system in Africa will replenish the continent’s skills gap.


The shifting geography of cholera

Sipho Kings

New research has found that there are 50 000 more people with cholera across East Africa in each year that El Niño is around.


​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict

Sipho Kings

Control of increasingly scarce water is being used by armed groups to challenge central governments, causing untold suffering to civilians.


The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans

Sipho Kings

The world is warming at 170 times its natural rate, thanks to human action and carbon emissions.