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New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to climate change and overfishing. The research conducted by an international group of scientists over the span of [...]

A decade of Fairtrade impact for Liberation

2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of Liberation Foods, the UK-based Fairtrade, farmer-owned nut company that has gone from strength to strength in its first decade and now supplies a host [...]

New species of dwarf lemur discovered in Madagascar

In the forests of northern Madagascar, scientists have discovered a new species of dwarf lemur.

Hunting: the colour game is over

The breeding of wildlife to produce unusually coloured animals, in the hope that hunters would pay a lot more to shoot them, has fallen flat in a spectacular manner — [...]

Lion cub petting: to ban or regulate?

Recently there has been speculation around the formulation of a new Captive Carnivores Working Group that has seen a handful of contending players join together.

Rare sighting: melanistic serval cat in the Serengeti

An extremely rare melanistic serval cat has been sighted in the lowland areas of the Serengeti National Park. This is a majorly significant and rare sighting, mainly because these servals [...]

What next for Africa’s biofuel industries?

The sentencing of a supposed US biofuel entrepreneur on fraud charges earlier this year drew something of a line under a distinctly unsavoury saga, but it only told one small [...]

What Trump’s victory means for Africans in America

The election is over, Donald J. Trump is now the President-elect of the United States and the inevitability of Hillary Clinton turned out not to be so inevitable after all. [...]

Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival

Africa in Motion is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return for the 11th year to bring audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow a wide variety [...]

SADC and Africa tourism shine in China

African tourism recently managed to make a good impression on two different occasions in Beijing. The events were part of enhancing co-operation between China and the external world. In the [...]

African lion and Mandrill honored with Discovery Endangered Species series of colorized silver coins

In an effort to bring greater awareness to the plight of various endangered animal species around the world, the Discovery Channel has partnered with Gainesville Coins to develop the Discovery [...]

Let’s “discover and share great content about Africa”

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 If you’ve browsed our Africa Freak website lately, you may have noticed some substantial changes. We’ve put a lot of effort to redesign the entire structure, and [...]

Cameroon’s First Participatory 3D Mapping for Forest Monitoring and Conservation Management

A three-dimensional model of part of the Cameroon Highlands has been unveiled by the African Conservation Foundation and ERuDeF on Monday 30 May in an official ceremony at the Southwest [...]

Daniel Fenton is walking 922 km in the hope for horns

On the 1st of May, 23 year old game ranger Daniel Fenton, from Ngala Private game reserve in South Africa, started his 922km walk from Phinda Private Nature Reserve in [...]

Water scarcity in Africa (and how you can help to make a difference)

As weather patterns shift and change over centuries, they determine the quality of life on the Earth below. Soil quality, wildlife and plant biodiversity, resistance to natural disasters; all of [...]

Could southern Africa eliminate malaria by 2018?

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland are close to completely eliminating malaria, and by 2018, hope to join Mauritius and the Seychelles, who are already free of the disease. This [...]

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Morocco is about to build a huge solar plant in the desert

Morocco is now en-route to becoming the world’s leading supplier of solar energy, thanks to The Noor Solar Project, a mega solar plant being built just outside Ouarzazate, Morocco’s “door [...]

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Flying Donkeys in Rwanda – Africa’s first country to introduce “cargo drones”

Rwanda may become the first African country to develop a network of “droneports” designed to deliver urgent cargo to remote parts of the country using small drones that can carry [...]

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WATCH: Beautiful drone footage captures drilling protest in Sahara Desert

Images of thousands of Saharawi people protesting against oil company San Leon drilling in the Western Sahara were elegantly captured from the air by a drone. This part of the [...]

How the people of Burkina Faso defeated an authoritarian coup

On September 16th this year, both the Burkina Faso Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and the Interim President Michel Kafando were taken hostage by the presidential guard (the RSP), seizing [...]