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Chinese customs officials prepare to crush illegal stockpiles of confiscated ivory in Guangzhou. (Photo/IFAW/Flickr).

Elephant Poaching In Africa Has Dropped For 5 Straight Years, But Faces New Threats From Southern Asia

2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa


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Community based water supply models now appearing in urban areas. (Photo/Aqua Mechanical/Flickr).

Power To The People: Folks In African Cities Are Taking Charge Of Their Water Supplies – And It’s Working

844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.


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Severely malnourished Erukudi, her mother Helen and baby sister, in Lodwar Hospital, Turkana, Northern Kenya. (Photo/Russell Watkins/DFID).

3.4 Million Kenyans Need Food Aid, 480,000 Children Hit By Acute Malnutrition: How Did It Get To This?

There have been wholesale staple food price increases of between eight and 32% above average in the urban markets of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret


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The desert is winning in many parts of northern Nigeria. (Photo/WB/Flickr).

40 Million Nigerians In 11 States Are Caught In A Fight For Their Livelihoods That They Can’t Win Alone

Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.