Does Mozambique suffer from a very high suicide rate?

Bradley Wagenaar, University of Washington Three years ago the World Health Organisation launched the first ever world suicide report and claimed that Mozambique had the highest suicide rate in Africa at 27.4 per 100,000 people. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Dr. Brad Wagenaar about his research which sought to fill the knowledge gap on …

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Fighting the Democratic Republic of Congo’s goat plague

Ahadi Birindwa, Université Evangélique en Afrique Small ruminant farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounts for more than 72% of household incomes yet it’s under threat from a disease known as ‘goat plague’, or peste des petits ruminants. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Ahadi Birindwa about the plague and what’s being done …

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Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed

Leonard Jones Chauka, University of Dar es Salaam If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a …

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