Loss of Bird Species Hampers Forecasting for Zimbabwe’s Farmers
Under the country's Parks and Wildlife Act, storks and bateleur eagles are listed as specially protected animals, while the southern ground hornbill is considered as vulnerable
South Sudanese Surgeon Wins Prestigious Nansen Award
Evan Atar Adaha being honored for life-saving medical work performed on thousands of victims of war and persecution
Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning
A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning while a fellow activist suggested he could have been targeted for looking into the killings of Russian journalists in Africa.Pyotr Verzilov has been at Berlin's Charite hospital ...
Cameroon’s Nigerian Refugees Return to School as Boko Haram Worries Fade
Yaounde says Islamist militant group is being defeated but some refugees still reluctant to return to Nigeria
Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the ...
Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference
Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade.The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The prince's weeklong trip ...
Burkinabe Farmer Wins ‘Alternative Nobel’ for Drought-fighting Technique
Yacouba Sawadogo known as 'the man who stopped the desert'
Aid Delivered After Deadly Mudslides in Sudan’s Darfur
Mudslides in early September hit the Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, in the East Jebel Marra area
Senegalese Chef Puts Supergrain on New York Menus to Boost African Farmers
Pierre Thiam wants to have 7,000 families in Senegal producing the crop by 2020, and also plans to expand production to Burkina Faso
Nigeria Searches for Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates
A dozen sailors from the Swiss-owned MV Glarus shipping vessel were kidnapped Saturday in the Gulf of Guinea
Liberians Take to the Streets to Demand Return of Lost Millions
About $104 million — 5 percent of Liberia's annual GDP — went missing on the way the central bank, triggering the biggest crisis since the president took office
S. Sudan Government Forces, Rebels Clash Within Weeks of Peace Deal
President Salva Kiir recently signed a peace agreement with rebel factions to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced 2 million
World Leaders Recommit to Peace in Honor of Mandela
At start of UN General Assembly, leaders paid tribute to legacy of S. Africa's former president and values and principles he fought for throughout his life
Ivory Coast Ruling Coalition Splits over Feud
Recent rift, exacerbated in part by President Alassane Ouattara cabinet reshuffle in July, strained relations and put coalition at risk ahead of local elections next month and presidential election in 2020
Uganda’s Kyagulanyi Urges Museveni to be More Democratic
It was Kyagulani's first news conference since he returned from US, where he receiving medical treatment for injuries while in police custody
Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe
Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe ...
Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’
A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...
Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227
Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry.Coffins of some of the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry capsizing ...
Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN
Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The ...
Rebel Leader Machar Declines Offer to Visit Juba, Fears for His Safety
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar turns down an invitation from President Salva Kiir Saturday to visit South Sudanese capital Juba