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  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert

Every night Moussa Kamara works at his bakery preparing hundreds of loaves but at sunrise, instead of going home to sleep, he now starts a second back-breaking job...

By Christophe Van Der Perre and Cooper Inveen 1 hour ago

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, government data showed on Monday, 26 July...

By Nyasha Nyaungwa 2 days ago

Covid-19 pandemic is affecting conservation efforts in Madagascar

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restriction policies used to mitigate the spread of the virus, are being felt all over the world...

By Estelle Razanatsoa 13 Jul 2021

Uganda helps farmers grow trees for money in bid to reverse forest loss

From tree-planting drives to tighter laws on illegal logging, countries worldwide are searching for a silver bullet to stop the loss of forests vital for nature and climate protection...

By Christopher Bendana 9 Jul 2021

Fund nature protection now or face huge losses, says World Bank

The global economy faces annual losses of $2.7tn by 2030 if ecological tipping points are reached and countries fail to invest more in protecting and restoring nature...

By Michael Taylor 2 Jul 2021

Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'

With skyscrapers climbing ever higher and unoccupied city areas increasingly scarce, demands on urban space are increasing...

By Stuart Connop and Caroline Nash 30 Jun 2021

Palm fronds and stones: creating reefs to heal Tunisia's polluted seas

Tunisian environmentalists are trying to fight pollution damage along their country's Mediterranean shores by installing artificial reefs to encourage sea life...

By Jihed Abidellaoui 14 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

African researchers invited to apply for JWO Research Grant

The 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant aimed at early-career African scientists, and worth $150,000, is open for application...

2 Jun 2021

Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country...

By MacDonald Dzirutwe 13 May 2021

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

By Ayenat Mersie 10 May 2021

New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

4 May 2021

IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021



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