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Deaths from malaria in Africa have fallen by half in the past 15 years. (Data: WHO)M

Malaria, That Old Enemy: Debunking The Myths, Plus Why Mosquitoes Like Pregnant Women

Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes


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DARFUR: 4 April was International Day of Mine Awareness. In Darfur, as a consequence of conflict, unexploded ordnances - which include land mines, shells and grenades - are a serious risk for civilians, especially children. (Photo/ UNAMID/ Albert Gonzalez Farran)

At A Time Of Chemical Attacks: Explosive Violence And The Most Dangerous Places To Be A Civilian In Africa

Syria isn’t the only place where use of chemical weapons has been reported – Sudan was suspected of using them in Darfur last year. Recent data shows explosive violence has been escalating in Somalia, but dropping in Nigeria


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South Africa in happier times - the 2010 World Cup. (Photo/ Flickr/ Celso Flores)

The Knives Have Fallen: What A Ratings Downgrade Means For South Africa, And What Comes Next

Within a month the weaker currency could translate into higher fuel prices at the pump, affecting household budgets and business margins. But the impact will start to be felt more dramatically in about six months time


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Rwandan peacekeepers of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) participate in a ceremony in Juba marking UN Day in 2013. (UN Photo/Martine Perret)

Fears Of Funding Cuts Stalk UN Peacekeeping Missions, Here Are The Big Five – All In Africa

Together, the five missions soak up more than $5.2 billion, or 67% of the entire UN peacekeeping budget, amid fears that the missions will have to slashed at US President Donald Trump’s behest.