Cape Town risks running out of water due to drought, but the combative head of the provincial government is doing all she can to avert disaster.
The hijacking of a dhow off the coast of Somalia in April raises an unwelcome prospect for shipping in the Indian Ocean.
Food prices in East Africa have hit record highs because of regional drought.
Ethiopia’s government has mitigated some of the fallout of the country’s worst drought in decades – but such achievements appear precarious at best.
While the worst drought in 30 years hits Southern Africa, Botswana’s tourist industry shoulders the burden.