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Uganda musicians mobilize support to protect endangered mountain gorillas

In Uganda, as conservationists mobilize support to protect the endangered mountain gorillas, a musician has gone into the recording studios to try to help. Singer...

Uganda drafting a new plan on elephant conservation

A new plan is being drafted which aims to protect Uganda's rising elephant numbers from poaching.Elephant poaching remains a major threat in Uganda and...

Africa, the land of beauty

Kenya is a country of tremendous topographical diversity including glaciated snow –capped Mt. Kenya. The mountain is the country’s highest point of elevation standing...

Chinese and S. African Musicians Partner Against Rhino Poaching

South Africa has joined forces with China to battle rhino poaching - but not in the way you think. They have chosen music as...

Africa urged to avoid reliance on hydropower

African nations need to diversify energy supply, particularly countries reliant on hydropower, industry experts said at an energy conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The region...

Britain announces ban of ivory sales

Britain says it will ban the sale of ivory, no matter how old, to help protect the world’s elephant population. The government said Tuesday that...

In Kenya, small businesses still cling to plastic bags despite ban

Hundreds of small businesses and independent traders in Kenya continue to use plastic bags for packaging their products despite a ban put in place...

Kenya’s KenGen to add more power from geothermal sources

State-run Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025 as part of a...

‘Clunker’ cars from U.S., EU contribute to poor air quality standards...

African and South Asian nations could miss national targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions unless rich countries stop using them as dumping grounds for...

Benin community turns garbage into biogas and cash

Garbage has never smelled so sweet fora small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas...
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