Icon of Africa's Savannah, the Baobab is Dying
They tree has over 300 uses. The leaves, rich in iron, can be boiled and eaten like spinach. The seeds can be roasted to make a coffee substitute or pressed to make oil for cooking or cosmetics. The fruit pulp has six times more vitamin C than oranges, making it an important nutritional complement in Africa and in the European, US and Canadian markets, writes Aida Cuní Sanchez for The Conversation Africa.
The Conversation Africa, 14 June 2018
It has been reported that nine of 13 Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years, appear to be victims of… Read more »
New Era, 13 June 2018
Namibia's oldest and largest trees, the baobabs, some of which have lived for 1,700 years, have begun dying in the last 13 years, leaving scientists stunted. Read more »