Wind Farms in the Way of Vultures

[East African] Since 2015, four of the eight species of vultures found in Kenya have been listed as critically endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This means they are one step short of becoming extinct.

[East African] Since 2015, four of the eight species of vultures found in Kenya have been listed as critically endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This means they are one step short of becoming extinct.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Presidency Denies Report of Further Nkandla Upgrades

[News24Wire] The Presidency on Sunday disputed a media report suggesting that further upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence – using public money – were in the pipeline.

[News24Wire] The Presidency on Sunday disputed a media report suggesting that further upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence - using public money - were in the pipeline.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zambia Turns to Charcoal As Hydroelectricity Sources Drain

[Deutsche Welle] Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel.

[Deutsche Welle] Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Who Marched Against Zuma and Why?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has long been described as the “protest capital of the world”. But the protests have largely been confined to black townships and informal settlements.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has long been described as the "protest capital of the world". But the protests have largely been confined to black townships and informal settlements.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda

[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairper…

[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Election Violence Threatens Nation Again

[The Conversation Africa] In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks.

[The Conversation Africa] In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Janjaweed Leader Points a Finger at Khartoum

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -According to a former Darfur janjaweed leader, who was arrested in Sweden in early April, the Sudanese authorities wanted to rid Darfur of the indigenous population.

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -According to a former Darfur janjaweed leader, who was arrested in Sweden in early April, the Sudanese authorities wanted to rid Darfur of the indigenous population.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Can Young Leaders Bring Change & Stem Violence?

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa