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Sanergy low-cost latrine in a Kenyan slum. For most of Africa, even that is a dream too far.

In Case You Missed It, The Numbers On World Toilet Day – And The 280,000 Children That Die Every Year

In Sub-Saharan Africa about 90% of the urban population does not have access to a sewer system.


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In Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia the focus has been on indoor spraying, but there has been growing resistance. (Photo/E F B Z/USAID/Flickr).

Southern Africa Was Set To Be Malaria Free By 2018, But No More. How Did It Drop The Ball?

This spike in malaria cases has happened in all southern African countries, but the increase has been the greatest in Namibia and Swaziland.


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Arid soils in Mauritania: crops often fail because severe drought leaving the Sahel region facing major food crises, affecting thousands of people. (Photo/Pablo Tosco/Oxfam/Flickr).

Climate Change Apartheid: People In Poor Nations 5 Times More Likely To Be Displaced Than Those In Rich Ones

The data is worrying: since the 1970s, the amount of human displacement due to natural disasters has doubled.


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The plague outbreak has reached the crowded capital, Antananarivo. (Photo/Rafael Medina/Flickr).

In Madagascar, Biggest Plague Outbreak Since 2008 As 94 Die, With 1,153 Cases Suspected

This outbreak is nearly three times bigger than the typical seasonal outbreaks the island has every year, and it’s reached the capital city, Antananarivo.