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Security concerns, lack of support stall Africa's Green Wall

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A series of complex challenges, including a lack of funding and political will as well as rising insecurity linked to extremist groups al-Qaida and the Islamic State i...

Growing African mangrove forests aim to combat climate woes

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique b...

Jordan's restoration efforts push back on degrading land

SABHA, Jordan (AP) — Efforts to restore damaged but once fertile land in Jordan's desert are sprouting hope for one of the world’s most water-scarce nations, as a land assessment report Wednesday warn...

African wildlife, coasts suffer effects of flooding, drought

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestri...

East and Horn of Africa prep for worst drought in decades

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Agricultural workers in the east and Horn of Africa are preparing for their most severe drought in 40 years, as authorities warn that higher temperatures and less than normal rai...

East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists are urging more banks and insurers not to back the controversial $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline that is primed to transport oil from the Hoima oilfi...

Business Highlights: Musk's Tesla stake, Africa renewables

___ Suddenly, Twitter’s biggest stakeholder is Tesla’s Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk owns a 9% stake in Twitter and is now the social media platform’s largest share...

Iconic African game to be focus at world wildlife conference

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Iconic African wildlife such as elephants, big cats and rosewood trees will be central to discussions of the World Wildlife Conference slated for Panama later this year. ...

DNA analysis of elephant ivory reveals trafficking networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As few as three major criminal groups are responsible for smuggling the vast majority of elephant ivory tusks out of Africa, according to a new study. Researchers u...

Madagascar, southern Africa brace for more tropical storms

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Even as southern African nations assess the devastation caused earlier this month by Cyclone Batsirai, a new tropical storm is approaching as the Indian Ocean region is confronte...

Madagascar braces for cyclone blowing in from Indian Ocean

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar is bracing for a new cyclone even as the Indian Ocean island recovers from a tropical storm that wreaked devastation last month. Cyclone B...

Cyclone Batsirai strengthening, threatening Madagascar

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Forecasts say Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is increasing in intensity and is expected to pass north of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius on Wednesday evening and make land...

Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no ...

Horn of Africa: China announces new envoy as US one departs

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday while on a vist to Kenya that China would name a special envoy for the Horn of Africa. Wang said conflicts in the Horn of Africa hamper the region&#...

China's foreign minister visits Kenya amid unease over rising debt

China's foreign minister began a visit to Kenya on Wednesday, where the government has relied on Chinese loans to develop infrastructure but faces criticism over the resulting debt burden. The ...