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.

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

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.

Fishing boats in Hout Bay, South Africa. In most of Africa, in the decades to come the boats will not sail as there will be hardly any fish to catch. (Photo/Andrew Ashton/Flickr).

How Climate Change Might Hit African Fisheries: Catches Could Fall By Record 60% In Parts Of The Continent

In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.