Collectively, African coastal and island states encompass vast ocean territories of an estimated 13 million sq. km. Many are failing to ensure safe and secure conditions for those working and living off the oceans
The range of research being undertaken is remarkable in view of the size of Africa’s overall contribution: from galaxies to viruses; from agriculture to malaria; and from drought to oceanography.
Excess sedimentation, fishing pressure and climate change are the main culprits to blame for Tanganyika’s troubles – but it is also being eyed by oil and gas explorers
The road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria and extending the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway has brought social and economic benefits to the local population. But it has also eaten up a forest along the way.
Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.