Togo intensifies crackdown on ivory trafficking
Togo is intensifying its efforts to crack down on ivory trafficking after a number of large seizures, warning smugglers that the country will no longer be a staging post for the illegal trade.
UN Security Council declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers
The United Nations Security Council is cracking down on ivory hunters and traffickers who finance armed groups in Africa in a new initiative that has been welcomed by conservationists.
First African study on biodiversity in genetically modified maize finds insects abundant
Previous studies from China, Spain, and the United States on genetically modified (GM) rice, cotton, and maize have concluded that the biodiversity of insects and related arthropods in GM crop fields was essentially the same ...
Old age futures a concern in many countries
A new study finds that people in nations where the population is aging less swiftly, such as the U.S, are less likely to be worried about their old-age futures than those in parts of Europe and East Asia that are grappling ...
Fertilizer nutrient imbalance to limit food production in Africa
Underuse of phosphorus-based fertilizers in Africa currently contributes to a growing yield gap—the difference between how much crops could produce in ideal circumstances compared to actual yields. This phosphorus-specific ...
Carbon dates cast doubt on Near East's role in human migration
The traditional view is that the first humans with anatomy like ours evolved in Africa, then from about 50,000 years ago started to spread into the Near East before continuing into Asia and Europe.
Solar powered computers for Africa
A business which is based at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) has developed a unique solar-powered computing solution which is being used by students in Africa.
Study identifies how African businesses can overcome the technology adoption gap
IBM today announced the results of a new study entitled 'Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies', which found that while nearly 87 percent of African ...
Psychology and the chance of bringing peace to Syria
How can we explain the level of savagery that has been seen in Syria? And how on earth do the negotiators in Geneva hope to bridge an abyss of cruelty and suffering that has seen more than 100,000 people killed ...
Leopards persist in mountain range despite persecution
An inaccessible, rugged mountain region in northeast South Africa is home to the densest leopard population outside a state-protected area anywhere in Africa, according to a recent study.
Space image: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.
Model anticipates ecological impacts of human responses to climate
Throughout history, humans have responded to climate. Take, for example, the Mayans, who, throughout the eighth and 10th centuries, were forced to move away from their major ceremonial centers after a series of multi-year ...
Young DJ set to be first black African in space
No one in Mandla Maseko's family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township DJ is set to rocket into space next year.
Statistics highlight need for action against rhino poaching
The South African government today revealed that a record 1004 rhinos were killed by poachers during 2013 across the country, the equivalent of nearly three animals a day. World famous safari destination ...