A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from d
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - has soared since last year, and could spiral f
Egeland stressed that of this number, 450,000 were in Nigeria, 247,500 in Niger, 63,000 in Cameroon and 22,000 in Chad.He explained that 57 per cent of the funds needed to provide basic humanitaria
The Government of Chad, in collaboration with the Coalition for Dialogue in Africa, ECA Capacity Development Division, and the African Minerals Development Center, organized a validation workshop o
The emission of greenhouse gases by human activity is set to lead to drought, rising sea levels and flooding in many parts of the world.
Harare – Zimbabwe has been ranked among the most fragile states in the world - just a few weeks after President Robert Mugabe, 93, insisted that his country was the "most highly developed country i
Two million people are teetering on the brink of famine in northeastern Nigeria but efforts to reach some are being thwarted by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN’s food agency said Thursday.
Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species, the scimitar-horned oryx, to a portion of its historical range on the edge of the Sahara desert after 1
The new African Union Commission chairperson has been urged to place the African elephant crisis on the AU’s agenda.
DAKAR, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of people in southeastern Chad are at risk of dying from a worsening hepatitis E outbreak which has killed 11 people since September, medical ch
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