Areas in Africa with more Chinese-backed projects were more likely to experience protests

We looked at 125,000 protests across Africa and mapped them against Chinese investments.

Marco Sanfilippo, Associate Professor of Economics, Università di Torino • conversation
June 15, 2021 ~5 min

Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation

Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it's not just humans monitoring wildlife.

May 28, 2021 ~6 min

Kenyan Mansur Mohamed Surur charged in US over '$7m smuggling ring'

Elephant tusks and rhino horns "hidden inside African masks" were exported, US prosecutors say.

Jan. 26, 2021 ~2 min

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Treating children for worms yields health and financial gains

A 20-year study of Kenyan schoolchildren who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits that extend to their communities.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~9 min

Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners

Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 1, 2020 ~7 min

Researchers investigate a plague of locusts in East Africa

Researcher looks to sequence the pest’s genome as part of push to find a safer alternative to dangerous pesticides

Juan Siliezar • harvard
June 30, 2020 ~14 min

With construction paused, let's rethink roads and railway projects to protect people and nature

Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.

Brock Bersaglio, Lecturer in Environment and Development, University of Birmingham • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

East African herders drank milk 5,000 years ago

Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

The audacious plan that could save a species

With only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both female - extinction seems a certainty.

By Clare Spencer • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~10 min