News tagged with africa

Related topics:

Rape stats poorly reflect reality

Statistics on violence – particularly towards women and children – are highly politicised in South Africa. Typically, they serve one of two purposes: either they provide government with evidence of a good story to tell; ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
shares19 comments 0

African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Ecology
shares63 comments 0

Bees are 'sick of humans' but man will feel the sting

In a worrying development which could threaten food production, South Africa's traditionally tough honey bees—which had been resistant to disease—are now getting "sick of humans", with the population of the crucial pollinators ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Ecology
shares1072 comments 0