World Toilet Day _54 Million Nigerian Women Lack Adequate Sanitation

Undoubtedly, bodily waste is one of the most fundamental things that we all have in common. How its disposal is managed is an issue that has modestly attracted global attention. In 2013, the UN officially named November 19 as World Toilet Day to recognise the importance of sanitation. more»

Namibia Dehorns Rhinos to Fight Poaching

Namibian environmental authorities embarking on a de-horning exercise for black rhino have already spotted three carcasses left behind by poachers, an official said on Monday. more»

Japan and U.S. Promise Billions to UN Green Climate Fund

As Japan pledges up to US$1.5 billion and the United States up to US$3 billion to the UN Green Climate Fund, a study recommends ways that China can reconcile economic growth and emissions targets. more»

Giraffes Now Top Poacher Hit List

Bruce Hamilton

The national symbol, giraffe, is increasingly becoming an endangered species as poachers have now turned their merciless rifles on the tall spotted mammal.Giraffes are now on receiving end of poachers' rifles with their illegal killing gaining roots in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region. more»

Passengers From Maputo Detained With 41 Kilos of Rhino Horn

The South African authorities have announced the seizure on Friday of the largest ever haul of rhinoceros horns.Embarrassingly for the Mozambican authorities, the horns were being transported on a plane that had come from Maputo. more»

Poacher Caught in Act of Killing Turtle

A hotel worker in the southern Mozambican resort of Ponta Malongane was caught red-handed killing a turtle last week, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily . more»

David Attenborough Joins Campaign to Protect Africa's Oldest National Park From Oil Interests

David Attenborough has called for UK company Soco International to stop exploring for oil in one of Africa's oldest national parks, days before a multi-award-winning documentary on the subject, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released on Netflix. more»

Climate-Driven Migration Increasing Disease Burden in Ethiopia

When increasingly erratic weather ruined his crops of maize, wheat and barley in highland Maksegni, the middle-aged farmer migrated to Metemma, in northwest Ethiopia, to look for work in the lowland area's commercial sesame and cotton plantations. more»

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