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26 02 2021 | 10:40

Africa's fairy circle mystery is finally SOLVED: Strange patches in the grassy desert of Namibia are caused by the same toxic saps used in poison arrows.

Africa's fairy circles in grasslands are formed by a plant that releases a toxic sap into the soil when it dies, a new study reveals. This poisonous sap, which is used by local bushmen to dip the…

25 02 2021 | 07:18

Why efforts to clean up charcoal production in sub-Saharan Africa aren’t working.

Charcoal is an essential source of domestic fuel in many sub-Saharan African countries. Overall, the region produces 65% of the world’s charcoal, with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana being the top three…

20 02 2021 | 07:53

Toxic Pesticides Employed in The Control of Desert Locusts.

Locusts Invasion in Mwingi, Kitui County in Kenya. Being the worst locusts invasion in 70 years, the locusts are threatening food security putting farmers at a risk of facing hunger. The great…

20 02 2021 | 07:40

Three young African talents awarded for their innovative ideas

The electrification of a health centre through renewables, a solar-powered fridge to support the cold chain of farmers, and a platform to empower women through renewable energy: these are the three…

20 02 2021 | 07:32

Cleaning up the Congo.

When DR Congo opened up an area the size of Belgium to logging in 2018, violating a forest protection agreement with international donors, it was blamed on a “rogue” environment minister.

20 02 2021 | 07:23

Kenya's locust hunters on tireless quest to halt ancient pest.

In Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization has teamed up with the company 51 Degrees, which specializes in managing protected areas, and has rejigged software developed for tracking everything…

16 02 2021 | 10:43

Fighting child hunger in Africa.

FIGHTING CHILD HUNGER IN AFRICA Children are particularly affected by the hunger crisis in Africa. There are far too many starving kids in Africa, every single affected kid is one too much. 3.2…

16 02 2021 | 09:14

A Surprise in Africa: Air Pollution Falls as Economies Rise.

Air quality is improving in one of the continent’s fastest-growing regions, researchers have found. If the trend can be sustained, it would be good news for human health and climate change.

12 02 2021 | 07:32

Africa is Planting Tens of Millions of Trees in the Desert. Here’s Why.

In the dusty, windswept lands of Niger, there once stood a lonely acacia tree. Caravans passed beneath its spiky branches — the last stop before the endless sea of sand. Known as the Tree of Ténéré…

09 02 2021 | 08:57

Energy Transformation in Southern Africa Boosted by New IRENA Agreement with SACREEE .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2 February 2021 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy…

09 02 2021 | 08:34

OPEC’s Planned Output Increase Is Offset by Africa Disruptions.

OPEC boosted crude production as planned last month, but the increase was tempered by disruptions at long-troubled member nations. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised output by…

03 02 2021 | 14:08

Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers.

Global environmental justice campaigners heralded a Dutch court's ruling Friday that Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary must pay punitive restitution to Nigerian villages for oil spill…

03 02 2021 | 10:00

Effect of climate variability on healthcare expenditure of food crop farmers in Southwest, Nigeria

This study empirically evaluated the effect of climate variability on the healthcare status and catastrophic health expenditure of the food crop farmers in Southwest, Nigeria. Cross-sectional data…

03 02 2021 | 09:36

South African campaigners push for faster coal exit in presidential commission.

As president Cyril Ramaphosa launches an initiative to deliver net zero emissions, campaigners prepare to confront trade unions over coal. Environmental campaigners in South Africa are hoping to…

03 02 2021 | 09:23

Shell Is Back in Court for Nigeria Oil Spills Liability Ruling.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc faces the latest ruling in a long-running legal dispute with Nigerian farmers who say the energy giant is responsible for oil leaks that have polluted their villages. The case…

03 02 2021 | 08:23

Animation and podcast series share the story of Future Climate for Africa.

Sponsored content: Watch and listen to find out how FCFA’s innovative research programmes is support climate change resilience across Africa. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is excited to share the…

01 02 2021 | 10:31

Ecosia: Eco-friendly search engine commits to planting 1bn trees in Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’

An ambitious, African-led movement to plant a 5,000-mile forest wall to fight the climate crisis has received a commitment of support from one of the world’s most prolific tree-planters, The…

27 01 2021 | 09:35

One, two, tree: how AI helped find millions of trees in the Sahara.

Efforts to map the Earth’s trees are growing – and could change our understanding of the planet’s health. When a team of international scientists set out to count every tree in a large swathe of…

26 01 2021 | 14:53

Kikuyu Art Festival - 21/2/2021

For those who will be within Nairobi environs on 21 February 2021, please do join us for the Kikuyu art festival. We will have activities such as mural arts painting, tree planting, nature walks and…

25 01 2021 | 17:08

Helping poorest tackle climate crisis will boost global growth, says IMF head.

Kristalina Georgieva says investing to create resilient economies is a ‘win-win-win-win’ scenario. Helping the most vulnerable people to cope with the climate crisis can boost the global economy…