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27 April 2017 18:57 (South Africa)

New single-dose drug could help wipe out malaria

  • Marelise van der Merwe
    Marelise van der Merwe

    Marelise van der Merwe writes about anything and everything. After she studied, and then studied some more, and then studied a bit more, she spent some years writing, editing, researching and teaching, before becoming production editor at the Daily Maverick. After a couple more years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you’re welcome) she ventured into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight.

Photo: Zamble Lou Irie Sabine, 28 years, holds her three month old child Yao Melvin, under a mosquito net in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 24 April 2017. World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize the global efforts to control Malaria, it was established in May 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  EPA/LEGNAN KOULA
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen attends a ceremony for slain police officer Xavier Jugele, at the Paris police headquarters in Paris, France, 25 April 2017. Jugele was killed by a gunman during the 20 April Champs Elysees terror attack shooting. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Op-Ed: A Le Pen victory will surface EU and Nato Fault lines

By Marius Oosthuizen
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (C) loses the ball as he attempts to shoot between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic of Montenegro (L) and Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis (R) in the second half of game four of the first round NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 23 April 2017. The Celtics defeated the Bulls.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 25 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the ‘En Marche!’ (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. Media reports that polling agencies projections place Marine Le Pen and centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the lead positions for the vote. France will hold the second round of the presidential elections on 07 May 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

France: Triumph of the New Politics

By J Brooks Spector
A man waves a flag during the gathering following the March for Science in Berlin, Germany, on 22 April 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 400 locations across the globe are taking part in the March for Science to recognise scientific progress, raise awareness of scientific discovery, and defend scientific integrity.

While you were sleeping: 24 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Madhya Pradesh police contigents show their skills of martial art near a ring of fire after completion of their two-month long special commando training by commando trainer Deepak Dubey (unseen) at 25th Battalion police ground in Bhopal, India, 23 October 2011. EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

ISS Today: India’s iron fist in the velvet glove

Wrestler 'Big Fire' (L) strangles his opponent 'Cowboy' during a hardcore wrestling match at the Brakpan Community Hall, in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 March 2017. The winner of the fight was the wrestler who could throw his opponent through the metal table. 'Big Fire' went on to win this match. In the East Rand region of South Africa lives dedicated, passionate, amateur hardcore wrestling community, whose members find time between work and family to put on shows for their devoted following of fans at local community halls, high schools and motorcycle rallies. Hardcore wrestling is a form of professional wrestling where disqualifications, count-outs, and all other different rules do not apply. Matches are decided by the use of numerous dangerous items including tables, chairs, barbed wire, light tubes, shovels, chains, hammers, etc.

While you were sleeping: TGIF 21 April

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing the Memorandum Regarding the Investigation Pursuant to Section 232(B) of the Trade Expansion Act during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 20 April 2017. The act directs Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to investigate whether steel imports into the US should be blocked on national security grounds. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Analysis: Trump’s Say-As-You-Go foreign policy

By J Brooks Spector
Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the referendum results in Istanbul, Turkey, 18 April 2017. Media reports Turkish President Erdogan won a narrow lead of the 'Yes' vote in unofficial results, 17 April 2017. The proposed reform, passed by Turkish parliament on 21 January, would change the country's parliamentarian system of governance into a presidential one, which the opposition denounced as giving more power to Turkish President Erdogan.

While you were sleeping: Thursday 20 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) reacts next to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during the opening of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko  - RTX1GG85

Op-Ed: With global democracy in retreat, what are the implications for Africa?

By John Filitz
Children participate in the egg roll during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC, US, on 17 April 2017. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted thousands of people during the annual Easter celebration.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 18 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: An actor portraying US President Donald J. Trump calls on the President to release his tax returns outside the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 15 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Trump’s Learning Curve: Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea and lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis

By J Brooks Spector
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Jordi Matas.

Op-Ed: Where is the FICA Bill, Mr President?

By Magda Wierzycka
Photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands.  EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

ICC: At hearings, South Africa seeks clarity on Rome Statute

By Carien du Plessis
An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter performs during a ceremony to mark 71th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, 09 April 2017. Indonesia plans to buy eight Su-35 multirole air superiority fighter jets from Russia to boost the capabilities of the Indonesian air force.

While you were sleeping: 10 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: ‘Economic serial killer,’ read one sign referring to Zuma during the Save South Africa march on Union Building on 7 April, Pretoria. (Greg Nicolson)

The Momentum of Change: Where (and how) do we go from here?

By J Brooks Spector
People take photos as they view cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, Japan, 06 April 2017. Temperatures rose to 21.9 degrees Celsius, highest temperature this year.

While you were sleeping: 7 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump participates in a television interview in the East Room shortly before attending an event hosting participants of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 06 April 2017.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

US: Donald Trump takes on The World

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: (L-R) Association of African Students President Samuel Jack, Association of African Students Public Relations Co-ordinator Presidoe Okungi, along with other African students Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence and Rodrique Kazamba during a press conference in New Delhi, India, 28 March 2017. According to a news report, African students were beaten up by the mob in Greater Noida outskirts of New Delhi, after a 17-year-old Indian boy allegedly died due to the drugs overdose. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

Analysis: Attacks on African students echo India’s long history of racism

By Samira Sawlani
Russian rescuers carry a victim of an explosion at Tekhnologichesky Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 03 April, 2017. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion in the city's metro system. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

While you were sleeping: 4 April 2017

By John Stupart
A man rides a bullock cart during the traditional racing festival on the outskirts of Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 01 April 2017.
The famous traditional race takes place during summer in Myanmar.

While you were sleeping: 3 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump speaks about trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 31 March 2017. EPA/Olivier Douliery

Op-Ed: Emerging US Africa Policy focuses on security issues

By Reed Kramer
Photo: President Jacob Zuma waves at the crowd after arriving at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday, 18 July 2013 to visit former president Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Corruption, cronyism, calamity: What the world thinks of South Africa’s latest political crisis

By Simon Allison
Photo: Doctor Ewelina Krol from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdansk and the Medical University of Gdansk during her work in the university laboratory in Gdansk, Poland, 04 October 2016. EPA/ADAM WARZAWA

Op-Ed: In an age of Zika and a threat of biochemical terror, health security must be everybody’s concern

By Wilmot James
Photo: Lawrence Tomlinson talking to the author in Garforth, Leeds. Photo: Greg Mills

An answer to the fourth industrial revolution

By Greg Mills
Photo: Marine Le Pen, Leader of the French National Front. Photo: Rémi Noyon

ISS Today: Le Pen and France’s anti-terrorism strategy in Africa

Visitors to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen behind cherry blossoms in bloom, at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017, as the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway. The festival commemorates the 1912 gift of three thousand cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC.

While you were sleeping: 29 March 2017

By John Stupart
A gallery assistant looks at the light installation 'Forms in Light (in Time)' by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans at the Tate Britain in London, Britain, 27 March 2017. The sculpture is made from almost 2km of neon lighting and is created for the annual Tate Britain Commission. The annual commission, with the support by Sotheby’s auction house, invited contemporary British artist Cerith Wyn Evans to create fro 2017 a new artwork for the Duveen Galleries in the center of the Tate Britain museum.

While you were sleeping: 28 March 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump gets in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss healthcare at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US: Trump’s week of incompetence wrapped in arrogance, with a hint of treason

By J Brooks Spector
Polar bear cub Quintana explores her enclosure at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 23 March 2017. The cub was born on 21 November 2016.

While you were sleeping: 24 March 2016

By John Stupart