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China to ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017 offers a glimmer of real optimism in the fight against elephant poaching.

SANCCOB raises endangered penguin to reunite with colony

On Friday, 13 January 2017, a juvenile Northern Rockhopper penguin was reunited with her colony at the Two Oceans Aquarium after being successfully hatched and hand-reared by the Southern African [...]

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 [...]

An exciting sighting of a pink elephant calf with blue eyes

One thing becomes clear, being out in the bush on a daily basis – nature never runs short of surprises. When you think you have seen it all, suddenly you [...]

Ivory trade: China to set date to close factories

Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.

Botswana bans elephant-back rides

From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has [...]

From ‘least concern’ to ‘vulnerable’ – giraffes under threat

The latest report of the IUCN red list was released earlier this week, bringing us a mix of good and bad news, as we experience animal numbers victories and declines. [...]

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 [...]

International elephant film festival winners announced at UN headquarters on world wildlife day

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) teamed up in organizing an International [...]

British pilot’s murder highlights anti-poaching issues in Africa

A heinous crime: cowardly, from start to finish. Capt. Roger Gower, 37, a British pilot, was shot dead as he flew a helicopter during a co-ordinated effort with Tanzanian conservationists [...]

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 [...]