I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native…
The documentary by New Atlantis is a must see for anybody interested in the status of Mozambique and Southern Africa. I loved the documentary because it provides a portrait of the country without judging. On most occasions, they let the…
Most followers of this blog will know that I have been following the ebola outbreak in West Africa for the past several months. You can read the old posts here and here. It was my belief that by now, the…
Warning over growing resistance to antiretrovirals dampens hopes that Aids can be eliminated by 2030 In the runup to next week's international Aids conference in Melbourne, Australia, the UN has claimed that Aids-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen…
The Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus was born in 341 BC, on the island of Samos, a few miles off the coast of modern Turkey. He had an unusually long beard, wrote over three hundred books and was one of the…
In 2012, NASA's Voyager 1 probe became the first manmade object to leave the solar system, catapulting itself into the farthest reaches of the universe ever touched by humans — or, it didn't. Determining the exact borders of our solar…
The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, its lowest level since September 2008. That figure beat analysts' expectations and is an encouraging sign…