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Ntobeko Ntusi looks out a window in a non-descript buliding. Windows are open behind his shoulders showing a blue sky. He wears a navy blue suit, white shirt and tie. He is black and has close-cut hair.

The long, low echo of apartheid in South Africa

In South Africa, persistent bias in medical schools and health care means your health is still worse if you’re Black. Because you’re Black.
By Linda Nordling
Medical scientists Melva Mlambo (standing) and Puseletso Lesofi prepare to sequence COVID-19 Omicron samples at Ndlovu Research Center in South Africa in December 2021.

How COVID-19 changed African R&D

African scientists broke new research ground during the pandemic. It's a sign of things to come.
By Linda Nordling