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21 01 2021 | 09:25

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn.

Hostile dispute over trophy hunting fuelled by ‘myths driven by emotion and morality that ignore critical facts’. Leading scientists have warned that global conservation is being undermined by…

20 01 2021 | 09:47

Why rangers in the Congo’s Virunga national park are under attack.

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered…

20 01 2021 | 07:49

Africa’s electricity generation will double by 2030, fossil fuel to be dominant – Research.

Fossil fuel is expected to dominate Africa’s energy mix by the end of the decade. A new research from the University of Oxford has predicted that the total electricity generation across the African…

15 01 2021 | 10:06

Climate change: Africa's green energy transition 'unlikely' this decade.

Fossil fuels are set to remain the dominant source of electricity across Africa over the next decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that around 2,500 power plants are planned, enough…

11 01 2021 | 14:46

Kenya faces $62bn bill to mitigate climate-linked hunger, drought and conflict

Country accounts for less than 0.1% of global emissions but suffers disproportionately from related disasters, say new report. Kenya needs $62bn (£46bn) to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis…

11 01 2021 | 13:08

Child labour, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future.

Our mission to create cleaner living using natural resources could itself cause widespread environmental harm, scientists now warn

20 12 2020 | 08:18

Hidden Scars - The Landmine Crisis in north-east Nigeria.

Boko Haram conflict leaves north-east Nigeria facing severe landmine emergency North-east Nigeria is facing a landmine emergency which is having a devastating impact on people in the region.

20 12 2020 | 08:14

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture.

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking,…

20 12 2020 | 08:09

Solar power could be the green energy solution for Congo.

The Loudima family in Congo have long been without electricity but they have found an environmental solution: solar power. In the remote districts of Pointe Noire, the Congolese start-up Hélios…

20 12 2020 | 07:39

Unique ‘climate refuge’ for coral discovered off coast of east Africa.

Jewel of biodiversity’ in natural oceanic basin formed during deglaciation of Kilimanjaro and Usambara mountains. Scientists in east Africa have discovered a rare ocean refuge for coral where…

13 12 2020 | 07:39

Saving Senegal's Forests: Group Turns Straw Into Fuel.

DAKAR - Wood and charcoal burning account for 50% of Senegal’s household energy consumption, contributing to air pollution and deforestation. To reduce ecological damage, an association called…

13 12 2020 | 07:26

IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa.

The Bank’s partnership with IRENA will support Africa’s energy transition and our goal to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa by 2030.” – Bank VP…

13 12 2020 | 06:56

World’s biggest mammal migration under threat.

Experts say near-threatened fruit bats, crucial for restoring forests in Africa, are in danger. Kasanka National Park, Zambia – As the red sun sets over a remote part of Zambia’s Central Province,…

13 12 2020 | 06:28

A Girl from Mogadishu review – tragedy and joy in a daring escape.

This real-life story of a Somalian teenager who became a bold activist against FGM delivers earnest, effective drama.

13 12 2020 | 06:26

Kenya’s Sokowatch launches commercial electric tuk-tuks in Uganda.

Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.  Launched in Nairobi in 2016, …

13 12 2020 | 06:24

Conservationists trying to save Kenyan giraffes stranded on flooding island.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Conservationists are working to rescue giraffes stranded on an island in Lake Boringo in western Kenya after heavy rains led to the flooding of their rangeland habitat,…

13 12 2020 | 06:18

Conflict and COVID Trigger Upsurge in Mali Child Trafficking.

GENEVA - A U.N. refugee agency report issued earlier this month finds thousands of children in Mali are being exploited and abused by criminal or armed groups, tribal chiefs and state authorities for…

11 12 2020 | 13:30

Take action to mitigate the effects of climate change in the Sahel.

To: President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union – Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission – Cristina Duarte, UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Africa…

07 12 2020 | 07:43

Nigeria police rescue 10 people after ‘baby factory’ raid.

Rescued women told police the owner hired men to impregnate them and then sell the newborns for profit. Police in Nigeria have rescued 10 people, including four children, four pregnant women and two…

05 12 2020 | 12:50

Daytime sightings of elusive aardvarks hint at troubled times in the Kalahari.

Aardvarks are notoriously elusive, nocturnal mammals. They generally hide in their underground burrows during the day and emerge at night to feed exclusively on ants and termites. Aardvarks are…