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Weather tracker: Cyclone Freddy leaves trail of devastation
Hundreds killed in Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in what may be longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record

Alice Fowle for MetDesk

17, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘A search for ourselves’: shipwreck becomes focus of slavery debate
Vessel that sank with more than 200 transported people onboard is being used to humanise the story of slavery

Sam Jones in Madrid

08, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Lavrov’s African tour another front in struggle between west and Moscow
Analysis: Foreign minister seeks to win friends and influence people in countries where closeness can be traced back to USSR

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jul, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Go wild in these countries: five exciting rewilding projects to visit
From Montana’s prairies to Kazakhstan’s steppes, vast tracts of land are being enriched. Here’s how to witness those changes

Graeme Green

26, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Growing numbers of young Africans want to move abroad, survey suggests
Covid, climate, stability and violence contributing to young people feeling pessimistic about future, survey of 15 countries suggests

Kaamil Ahmed

13, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mozambique confirms first wild poliovirus case in 30 years
Case in child in Tete province follows detection of similar strain in Malawi in February, officials say

Peter Beaumont

19, May, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Britain hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage
UK Export Finance used £5.24bn of taxpayer money to fund overseas energy and infrastructure ventures – despite its own review raising concerns

Katie McQue

31, Mar, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Cold war echoes as African leaders resist criticising Putin’s war
Many remember Moscow’s support for liberation from colonial rule, and a strong anti-imperialist feeling remains

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

28, Mar, 2022 @7:12 AM

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Crooks, kleptocrats and crises: a timeline of Credit Suisse scandals
A string of controversies have beset Switzerland’s second-largest lender, including Japanese ‘shredding party’ and US sub-prime fraud

Kalyeena Makortoff and David Pegg

21, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Aid agencies scale up Storm Ana response amid floods and rising death toll
Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique worst affected with 77 people reported dead and 80,000 more forced from their homes

Kaamil Ahmed

27, Jan, 2022 @4:57 PM

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At least four killed after tropical Storm Ana hits Malawi and Mozambique
Search and rescue operations under way as dozens reported missing in region battered by extreme weather in recent years

Charles Pensulo in Nkando

25, Jan, 2022 @4:23 PM

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Hippo talk: study sheds light on purpose of call and response
Researchers say ‘wheeze honks’ are identity signals, with reactions ranging from calls to spraying dung linked to level of familiarity

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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