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Recent Articles

  • Africa’s missing Ebola outbreaks

    During the fallout from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people, one of the questions asked of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was why it hadn’t reacted more quickly. The four-month delay in pinning down the cause of the disease that erupted in Guinea’s remote Guéckédou province in December

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  • Why Urban Agriculture isn’t a Panacea for Africa’s Food Crisis

    Gareth Haysom, University of Cape Town and Jane Battersby, University of Cape Town Urban agriculture is widely promoted as the solution to the growing problem of urban food insecurity in South Africa and in Africa more broadly. It is said to provide livelihoods and social cohesion, and have environmental benefits. But it’s also promoted as having additional

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