Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year.
The country’s deputy president recently claimed so but the available data show it is unlikely to be correct.
Free trade in medicines, combined with tax and import regimes that favour importers, has hit local pharmaceutical companies in Tanzania and Kenya.
More than 50% of dams that are located in malaria-free areas will turn into transmission zones as climate change pushes up temperatures.
Last bastion of malaria in Africa; chronic carriers who have no symptoms. Here's the new tech that will bust them
Many people who live in malaria-endemic areas — up to 60% of some sample populations — carry the parasite without showing symptoms
How mosquitoes 'fought for' the Bantu as they migrated, and other surprising ways African groups became dominant
Many things that we today think of as quite ordinary - such as maize and salt - have had a huge impact on Africa's history and development.
Between 2000 and 2015, the under-5 malaria death rate in Africa fell by 65%, translating into 5.9 million lives saved.
Conditions still awful, but "amazing" progress has been made: Drainage canals dug, 8,000 stick-framed dwellings planned, and 1,710 latrines dug.
While malaria deaths have been slashed by 58% since 2000, in 2013 there were still 584,000 deaths, 90% of these occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.
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A research station on the shore of Lake Victoria, set up several of pools of water to judge which ones mosquitoes preferred to lay in.
If an African country is not improving in health, or not producing enough food, its first reaction should not be to seek excuses, or scapegoats.