Jacob Zuma Survives Another Censure Vote

Jacob Zuma Survives Another Censure Vote

South Africa’s opposition party is disappointed today as President Jacob Zuma survived a new censure motion in parliament. “The results of the vote are as follows: 177 in favor of the [censorship] motion, 198 against and 9 abstentions,” declared the House Speaker, under the acclamation of majority legislators. It was the sixth such vote against Zuma and the first […]

Why the number of people with more than one chronic condition is rising in Africa

The developed world has long had the problem of multimorbidity. It's now becoming more prevalent in the developing world as well.

Why the number of people with more than one chronic condition is rising in Africa

More and more people around the world are getting sick with two or more health conditions at the same time. For example, people are increasingly coping with two chronic non-infectious diseases, like hypertension and diabetes. Or they will have a chronic infectious disease like HIV and a chronic non-infectious disease like asthma. The co-existing conditions […]

Johnson & Johnson Could Be Closing in on HIV Vaccine

Scientists may be getting close to solving one of the greatest public health tragedies in history.

Johnson & Johnson Could Be Closing in on HIV Vaccine

United States diversified health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson could be closing in on a potential vaccine for HIV, in what would be a monumental achievement in the health care industry nearly forty years after individuals first contracted what was then a mysterious illness. Preliminary data were presented yesterday in Paris at the IAS COnference […]

Will the Botswanan Economy Remain Miraculous?

Will the Botswanan Economy Remain Miraculous?

Of all the colonial possessions of Great Britain, the least amount of interest may have been applied to the area that would become Botswana in the southern part of Africa. When it became inevitable that British possessions would become independent after the Second World War, it would have made some sense for areas like Botswana […]