Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts

Friday, April 27, 2018

W.Africa gorillas still endangered, declining fast

W.Africa gorillas
Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Strange phenomenon under Africa threatens to flip Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field
Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at such a rapid rate that scientists think the poles may flip. New research shows the most significant weakening is happening under Africa, in an area called the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’

Saturday, October 21, 2017

China exports drought-resistant rice farming technique

drought-resistant rice
A China-developed drought-resistant rice breed and its farming method have been introduced to nine countries, mainly in southeast Asia and Africa, according to an agricultural academy in east China's Anhui Province.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

World population to hit 9.8 bln by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates, UN says

The United Nations said here Wednesday that the world population is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, and to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths


Health authorities are investigating nine suspected cases of Ebola in a remote corner of northern Congo, including two deaths, the country's health minister said Friday.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Africa uses only 10 percent of hydropower potential

Only 10 percent of Africa’s hydropower potential has been tapped, according to an energy expert.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Un terremoto de 6,5 sacude Botsuana

Un terremoto de 6,5 se ha registrado este lunes en Botsuana, informa el portal USGS. El epicentro del sismo se registró a unos 131 kilómetros al norte de Moijabana a una profundidad de 10 kilómetros.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Interpol launches project to fight wildlife crime in Africa, Asia

International police (Interpol) on Friday launched a new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sécheresse en Afrique australe: le pire est à venir, selon l'ONU

Les effets de la pire sécheresse de ces 35 dernières années en Afrique australe devraient s'aggraver dans les mois à venir, a alerté vendredi l'envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour El Niño et le climat, à l'issue d'un déplacement au Mozambique.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

African nations appeal for funding for drought mitigation

A week-long drought conference ended Friday in Namibia's capital Windhoek, with a call for international help for funding as 200 million people in Africa are food insecure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Close to 3,000 migrant deaths recorded

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported Tuesday that some 2,954 migrants and refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Africa's El Niño drought threatens millions

Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to a drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the UN children's agency said yesterday.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Zimbabwe Declares ’State of Disaster’ over Drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Four African nations agree to improve use of key water resource under UN-backed plan. -Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan to ensure the equitable use of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.


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UN, 18 September 2013 – Four African nations today agreed to a United Nations-backed plan that seeks to optimize the use of a key underground aquifer system and improve the management of water resources.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Zimbabwe to relocate more elephants to China

More African elephants and other animals from Zimbabwe will be sent to China in the near future to provide them better and safer environment, according to a high-ranking official of Zimbabwe. "We are happy that young African animals have been well accommodated here in China.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Sino-Africa collaboration in wildlife protection crucial

There is need to strengthen Sino-Africa collaboration in wildlife conservation to help preserve a resource that underpins livelihoods in the world's second largest continent, campaigners said late Thursday in Johannesburg.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Climate change can force 100 mln into poverty by 2030

Climate change could push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 if the world fails to take actions, the World Bank warned in a report released Sunday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ethiopia experiencing ‘worst drought in 30 years’ due to El Niño conditions – (UN report)

 UN, 27 October 2015 – Ethiopia is experiencing its worst Drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa Drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Energy demand will rise 50 pct by 2030, UN official says

More fertile lands will be needed as the global demand for food, water and energy will increase with population growth, a senior official of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification has said.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports

Chinese authorities on Thursday announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country's latest effort to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking.

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