Great Green Wall project on a slow track due to funds crunch; President of France Emmanuel Macron announces $14 billion to scale up work
Some 2.64 million Malawians face acute food insecurity between January and March: Report
Six rangers ambushed and killed in Congo’s Virunga National Park
COVID-19 cases rise over 200% in South Africa in a month; new restrictions kick in
Sanitation woes cost Africa 115 lives every hour
New UN study urges African countries to pay special attention to invest in sanitation systems for faecal sludge management
Cyclone Gati spurs locust outbreak threat in Somalia
Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone ever measured Somalia, made landfall on November 22, 2020
Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls
Countries that score highest as friendly towards girls are Mauritius, Tunisia, South Africa, Seychelles, Algeria, Cabo Verde and Namibia
Major new study unveils complexity and vast diversity of Africa’s genetic variation
More than three million new genetic variants discovered, details of migration and expansion of groups across the continent found
Large Africa study makes important breakthrough in HIV prevention
Most notable prevention for HIV is pre-exposure prophylaxis pill Truvada. The Conversation spoke to an expert about the efficacy ...
Extreme weather events increasing in intensity in Africa: Greenpeace report
Temperatures and extreme heat events are expected to increase across the continent
Prevention, not mitigation needed to solve South Africa’s plastic problem: WWF
Interventions needed across plastic value chain rather than just waste management
Used vehicles on Africa’s roads: UN report flags environment concerns
At least 60% vehicles on Africa’s roads are used and imported; regulations weak in as many as 44 countries
COVID-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancy
Only 46.3% of Nigerians said they would accept a COVID-19 vaccine. This was slightly higher than the results found in Spain, ...
Still unprotected: COVID-19, underfunding plagues child protection aid
African countries among the worst affected: Funding for child protection dropped to 38% in 2019 from 88% in 2018 in South ...
COVID-19 trade restrictions devastating for Africa’s urban poor
Trade enables formal firms to flourish, which is essential for economic recovery; It also also protects the urban poor ...
COVID-19 makes a basic meal unaffordable in sub-Saharan Africa
A basic plate of food now costs 186% of a person’s daily income in South Sudan
Devastating Sudan flood: These NASA images show how bad the Nile overflow is
The Nile has breached its banks to the highest levels for the first time in a century
NASA images capture wet and dry cycles in Namibia’s Etosha Pan
The salt pan in Namibia receives most of the rainfall — as much as 46 cm — every year ...
America’s inflection point: 4 key things Africa must watch for
In today’s America there are limits to blatant appeals to racial prejudice. Donald Trump absurdly claims to have done ...
Togo first in Africa to end sleeping sickness
The west African country did not report any cases for the past 10 years, achieving this feat after more than ...
COVID-19: 66% of children unable to get remote learning are from south Asia, Africa, says UNICEF
Voicing concerns over the limited reach of remote learning exacerbated with regional inequalities, UNICEF urges countries to prioritise the ...
Africa eradicates polio, but vaccine-driven outbreaks rise
In Asia, India too was declared polio-free in 2014, but cVDPV was reported 50 times in the country in ...
Lessons from a community-driven rabies vaccination campaign in Kenya
Mass vaccination of domestic dogs grew from a local campaign to a county-wide rabies elimination effort in Kenya as ...
Kenya’s coast is losing huge amounts of seagrass. But all isn’t lost
The future is bright since the capacity in seagrass research has grown over the years
Restoring mangroves in west Africa a challenge, but UNEP shows the way
Mangrove ecosystem in western Indian Ocean, comprising 10 African countries, is rapidly depleting