Cameroon announced Friday it has mobilized its special forces units to prevent Sudanese poachers from entering its territory to hunt elephants for their ivory, in an operation it called “a first of its kind”.
Changing weather patterns in Tanzania have caused a rising wave of migration from rural to urban areas, with thousands of youths flocking into Dar es Salaam, the largest city, in search of work.
Eight people, including two rangers, a soldier and five militiamen were killed in a militia attack near Lake Edward in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga national park, park authorities said on Friday.
“It’s possible that two children died so that you could have that mobile phone,” says Jean-Bertin, a 34-year-old Congolese activist who wants to end the “absolute silence” around the crimes committed in his country to exploit strategic raw materials like coltan.
Floods have forced at least 15,000 people to leave their homes in northern Uganda, where the deluge has destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges.
HARARE, 5 June 2012 - The Southern African Development Community's protocol on shared watercourses is recognised as one of the world's best. But sound agreements on the sustainable and equitable management of joint water resources require effective means to implement them.
VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, 14 May 2012 - Virunga National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has evacuated staff from three of five patrol posts around Mikeno Sector, the mountain gorilla sector of the park, due to heavy fighting between rebels and the Congolese army over the weeke
25 April 2012 -Murewa. Thousands of poor Zimbabweans have turned to illegal panning for precious minerals, but environmental and water experts say their activities are contributing to the drying up of rivers which many communities rely on for their livelihoods.
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21, 2012 - The international community has failed to grapple with the real underlying political and economic issues facing the troubled East African nation of Somalia, which has been surviving without an effective government for over two decades, according to a new study relea
The Strauss Center's Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program released the new CCAPS conflict dashboard today, enabling analysts to assess high-level conflict trends and detailed event data simultaneously.
February 10, 2012, KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan and the breakaway nation of South Sudan have been locked in an exceedingly dangerous game of brinkmanship over billions of gallons of oil, seizing tankers, shutting down wells and imperiling the tenuous, American-backed peace that has held — just barely