Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use.
A Man Set Himself on Fire. We Barely Noticed.
If we can give our newspapers over to gun-toting maniacs for days on end, we can spare some attention for this.
Clues to Africaâ€™s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating H.I.V.
H.I.V. infection rates are falling in Africa, a sign that the AIDS epidemic could be brought to an end.
High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
Poachers Beware: Drones Are Watching
Africa is in the midst of a poaching crisis. Now conservationists are testing a high-tech tool to help track and stop poachers in Malawiâ€™s Liwonde National Park.
Pardon the American Taliban
John Walker Lindh was motivated by youthful idealism when he aided the Taliban. As a 24-year-old in Africa in the 1960s, I was no different.
Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply
The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.
The Breast Milk Gap
A subset of American babies fall behind with their first bottle.
Studies Offer Hope for Malnourished Children
Research on mice indicates that the gut bacteria of healthy children can fix that of starving children, and that breast milk can be improved.
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