Munyaradzi Makoni

Munyaradzi Makoni

Munyaradzi is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He covers agriculture, climate change, environment, health, higher education, sustainable development, and science in general. Among other outlets, his work has appeared in Hakai magazine, Nature, Physics World, Science, SciDev.net, The Lancet, The Scientist, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and University World News.

Articles by Munyaradzi Makoni
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
In South Africa, COVID-19 Breath Test Trial Set for June
In South Africa, COVID-19 Breath Test Trial Set for June
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 15, 2020
If proven successful, the five-minute test could be a good temporary indicator before a confirmatory PCR test.
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Munyaradzi Makoni | Mar 30, 2020
In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 18, 2019
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
Munyaradzi Makoni | Apr 26, 2019
A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Munyaradzi Makoni | Feb 4, 2019
Research organizations and universities have typically faced burdensome paperwork to convince funders their money would not be wasted.