Housing Crisis Boosts High Death Toll in South African Floods

DURBAN, South Africa β€” In 2009, officials in the port city of Durban moved hundreds of residents from their tin huts near the city center to a flood-prone area south of the city as they prepared to host next year’s World Football Cup. The new settlement, a narrow cluster of drywall slums, was built without […]

African CDC’s John Nkengasong to Direct PEPFAR

Professor of public health and human rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. β€œHe is a very strong public health leader with many years of experience and will provide great connectivity to African leaders and community partners,” said Chris Beyrer. . (Dr. Beyrer was on a short list of candidates for the […]

Endangered African Penguins with Multiple Bee Stings Found Dead

More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all without multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where birds regularly migrate. 63 dead African penguins were found on Friday. Boulders Penguin Colony, in Simon’s Town, about 25 miles south of Cape Town, […]