To work effectively for conservation, regulatory interventions must evolve – as must the institutions that are tasked with protecting our wildlife. Instances of negligence and corruption have no place in global efforts to safeguard the dwindling away of endangered species.
The mighty baobab tree is a significant African marker that generations have utilised for food, clothing, medicine and other useful products. The rest of the world is catching up to the benefits of its fruit, with health food companies calling it the newest “superfood”.
Today we celebrate Nigerian environmentalist, Doyinsola Ogunye who has made it her lifetime task to take care of the environment and teach young kids about their natural habitat.
Ocean Sole is a community based organization that is taking on marine conservation by diverting an environmental disaster for the marine ecosystem, and local communities on Kenya’s coast line from flip flop pollution. “We make fun art so people, companies and charities remember that the Ocean needs our help.”
Effective climate action can turn challenges in the Sahel into opportunities, say Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi
Climate action is not just about reducing emissions; it can also mean food on people’s tables, money in their pockets and jobs for our youth.
Africa is under siege. With an estimated 621 million Africans without electricity, and the gap expanding, energy poverty is high. This impacts on Africa’s growth on multiple levels. Implementing the Paris Agreement cannot be done without taking account of this grave reality, say Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) is a bit of a slouch at taking credit for its achievements. But those in the know appreciate that the world would be much poorer without ITM’s input, particularly in the fight against diseases like HIV and Ebola. Indeed, ITM has been making valuable contributions to global health for the last century. Veteran Kenyan journalist Wycliffe Muga recently interviewed Roeland Scholtalbers, the Head of Communications at ITM, on the research institution’s work in Africa.
Dozens of people are still missing after a massive garbage landslide, which has killed about 115 people in the Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Close to 150 people were working at the site at the time the landslide occurred.