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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...

Kenya says starts spraying of locusts seen as threat to food...

Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the country's north to try to head off a locust invasion...

Invasive crows plague Kenya’s coast

Originally introduced by colonialists in the early 20th century to control garbage, Indian house crows have become an unwelcome fixture of coastal Kenya's wildlife...

Study: sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia have the least access to sanitation

New research from WRI Ross Center, Untreated and Unsafe: Solving the Urban Sanitation Crisis in the Global South, finds that, on average, 62% of sewage and...

Kenya faces worst drought in 38 years

The dry weather witnessed in the long rains season from March to May will be the worst in 38 years, worsening food shortages, water...

Eritrea says it effectively contained new desert locust invasion in coastal...

The Eritrean government on Thursday disclosed that it has successfully contained a new desert locust invasion that swarmed in excess of 400-hectares-of-land in the...

Drought in Angola puts millions at risk of starvation

In Angola, there has not been enough rain to end months of severe drought that has left 2.3 million people struggling to get the...

Four of six rare black rhinos die after move to Chad

Four out of six endangered black rhinos that were relocated to Chad from South Africa have died, possibly of starvation, the two countries and...

Environmental Performance Index: Seychelles ranks 38th, best in Sub-Saharan Africa

Seychelles has been ranked the best in the Sub-Saharan region and 38th out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a method...

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...