Widespread use of fuelwood and charcoal for cooking and heating is a notable barrier to achieving development and conservation goals in sub-Saharan Africa, yet previous attempts at introducing

As Madagascar’s recently elected president completed his first 100 days in office, experts identify five priority areas for conservation.

Lesotho needs 203.73 million maloti ($14 million) for food aid for almost half a million people.

As health workers approached a huge acacia tree that would provide shade for a makeshift clinic, more than 50 women and 30 children were already waiting for them.

Joseph Irungu, a dairy farmer in Kiambu County, planted brachiaria grass as soon as the rains started in Kenya two weeks ago after a lengthy delay.

Kenya plans to construct 100,000 "social houses" in the next four years as part of plans to eradicate slums in the country, a housing official said on Thursday.

The island nation of Madagascar has a dubious accolade: it is the world-leader in deforestation.

Zambezi Delta, MozambiqueThere was once a peaceful hunting community called the Thozo, living in the lush, wildlife-rich wetlands of central Mozambique.

Collapsing hippo numbers – and the loss of dung they produce – poses a threat to the species that thrive in eastern Africa’s rivers and great lakes, and the humans who rely on them.

Supermarkets at Walvis Bay and Henties Bay will as from tomorrow start charging a voluntary fee for plastic bags as a means of deterring their use.

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