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Halting deforestation: Striking the right balance between human and planetary needs

Rapid population growth accelerates global demand for forest products and services. On the other hand, the population growth also increases demand for agricultural production and converting forests to arable land...

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San pioneer new farming techniques to achieve greater food security

They have been pioneering new farming techniques, unknown to them up to now, in order to make the community more self-sufficient...

1 day ago

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 1 day ago

Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save Selous

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

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EU pledges cash to protect nature reserve in Chad

Almost €8m of European funding has been pledged to restore and protect a UNESCO world heritage site in Chad, said NGO African Parks on Tuesday, 20 February...

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UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224-million people are undernourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday, 19 February...

2 days ago

When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our cities

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning...

By Dagmar Haase 3 days ago

Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water

Mozambique authorities last week introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought...

3 days ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 13 Feb 2018

A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original owner

These guidelines will help countries to develop effective systems for marking fishing gear so that it can be traced back to its original owner. Doing so will support efforts to reduce marine debris and IUU fishing...

12 Feb 2018

Transforming vulnerability into resilience: $1.06bn needed to rebuild agriculture, combat hunger in 26 countries

"Maintaining food production and rebuilding agriculture is fundamental to preventing loss of life from severe hunger and to provide a pathway towards resilience in the midst of humanitarian crises."

9 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

Keeping up with climate change: Climate zoning as a tool to fight hunger

In countries around the world, farming households are facing the wrath of unpredictable climate patterns, especially in Africa where vulnerability is high...

By Ariong Moses 6 Feb 2018

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said on Monday, 5 February...

6 Feb 2018

Jaha Dukureh named UN Women regional goodwill ambassador for Africa

UN Women has named renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as a regional goodwill ambassador for the organisation...

6 Feb 2018

Housing crisis: data collection is critical

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

Donor nations offer $2.3bn for third world education

Donor nations announced on Saturday, 3 February, $2.3bn in funding to support education in developing countries, following an international meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar...

5 Feb 2018

What southern Africa can learn from other countries about adapting to drought

Rainfall in South Africa is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country...

By Andrew Slaughter and Sukhmani Mantel 5 Feb 2018

First Malabo Biennial Report: More needs to be done to address threats of climate change to farmers and food security

"The future of agriculture depends on the management of climate change. There is a need for national investments that are targeted at efforts that address the threats to food and nutrition security within the context of the changing climate."

1 Feb 2018

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International

Oxfam scandal: development work is built on inequality but that's no reason to cut foreign aid

Revelations that Oxfam workers paid for prostitutes in Haiti as the organisation was supporting survivors of the earthquake in 2011, have reopened a longstanding debate about foreign aid in the UK.

By Luisa Enria 13 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers in any part of its business. The Group has asked all its affiliates globally to ensure plastic is not used at any Pernod Ricard events in the future.

22 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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