The City of Cape Town has started rationing water as the rainy season comes to an end without any hoped-for replenishment of the reservoirs in its dam system.

The World Health Organization says it has sent nearly 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar in the fight against plague.

In South Africa, the City of Tshwane says it’s the first in sub-Saharan Africa to operate city buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as it looks toward a more efficient, user-friendly publ

Scientists say an unusual strain of anthrax found in Taï National Park in Cote d’Ivoire is posing a serious threat to wildlife, including chimpanzees who may over time face extinction because of th

An environmental watchdog group says its investigation of ivory smuggling in Mozambique uncovered evidence of a Chinese-led criminal network, operating through the southern city of Shuidong that th

This year’s World Food Prize will go to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), whose name was announced earlier this week in the United States.

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), based in Kenya, has renewed its call for the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) to move forward as an African-led organization without the

Malaysian officials say they have seized another illegal shipment of pangolin scales as it passed through Kuala Lampur International Airport (KLIA) late last week.

There are 170 million Facebook users on the African continent, including some 70 percent of people who are online, and most of them are familiar with features like “Safety Check” in times of a natu

For island nations like Kirabati in the Pacific Ocean, climate change poses an existential threat – and reducing that risk was the topic of a meeting in Mexico on Monday, ahead of the biennial 2017

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