Entries by Eunice Kalala

Madagascar misery

There are three types of plague: bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic. Madagascar is experiencing a pneumonic plague outbreak and over 1000 people have recently been infected  by the bacterium Yersina pestis. This form of plague has 3 characteristics: victims contract a severe lung infection; treatment is with antibiotics; and the mortality rate, if untreated, is high. […]

Mali and the impact of Narco- terrorism

The recent attack on UN peacekeepers in northern Mali is the latest in a series of attacks on soldiers and UN personnel this year, especially around the city of Gao. Whilst the French and American military are deploying Special Forces units and regular troops to Mali to prevent an Islamist takeover, there is a different interpretation […]

6 steps to vehicle evacuation

Keep the pressure in your vehicle tyres lowered by 10%. This will improve traction and minimise wear and tear of your tyres. The recent ambush of an Egyptian police convoy in the Sinai demonstrates the vulnerabilities of travelling by car in hostile environments.  Hasm is the terrorist organisation that has claimed responsibility for attack. Hasm […]

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.

Buy a handheld water filter (Aquamira Pro Replacement Series Iii GRN Line Filter, Aquamira Frontier Straw Filter) and drink clean water from any puddle, ditch or toilet. A review of data available on the Department of Water and Sanitation’s website clearly shows that Cape Town is not facing its worst drought in recorded history. Rather, […]