Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Malawi’s government is trying a new strategy to protect its fast-dwindling forests: sending in the Army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water…

Read Article →
Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Malian Soldiers and former Tuareg rebels staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement…

Read Article →
tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s Coast Guard seized 31 kilograms of pure cocaine, valued at more than $6 million, off the Mediterranean coast. The March 2017 bust…

Read Article →
Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South Africa’s Phelophepa train draws a crowd wherever it goes. The sound of the lumbering 19-car clinic-on-rails signals the arrival of badly needed…

Read Article →
African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nineteen African countries have launched a network to tackle piracy, high-seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea….

Read Article →
Park Ranger Wins  Environmental Prize

Park Ranger Wins Environmental Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work…

Read Article →
Nile River Project will Link 10 Countries

Nile River Project will Link 10 Countries

ADF STAFF Work is set to begin on a 4,000-kilometer shipping lane that will connect the Mediterranean Sea with Lake Victoria, improving trade for 10…

Read Article →
Countries Restrict ‘Dirty’ Fuel

Countries Restrict ‘Dirty’ Fuel

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Nigerians call the gargantuan traffic jams of cars, trucks and other vehicles in Lagos “go-slows.” Trying to get anywhere is often…

Read Article →
Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

VOICE OF AMERICA Thousands of HIV-negative Kenyans will for the first time be placed on daily antiretroviral medication in a bid to prevent new infections….

Read Article →
Ghana’s Elections are Model for Africa

Ghana’s Elections are Model for Africa

AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES On January 7, 2017, Ghana held its seventh presidential inauguration since 1992. It marked the third time the party in…

Read Article →