The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world.

Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry.

Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, are under threat of extinction.

Australian researchers say for the first time an entire city has been protected from viral disease dengue.

South Africa will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation, its president says.

It's a question that has prompted a global call to action: how do you best eliminate single-use plastic bags, before they further pollute our oceans?

The homes of about 30,000 people have been demolished in a Kenyan slum to make way for a new $20m (£15m) dual carriage way in the capital Nairobi.

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Heavy rains last night caused flooding in parts of Accra, trapping some residents in their homes, submerging vehicles and destroying properties.

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