African elephant in Kruger national park, South Africa.
In large ecosystems, managing elephant populations so they don't exceed a certain threshold number is arbitrary.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
Senegalese women cast their ballots in the presidential elections in February.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Elephants in the Kwedi Area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
In light of Botswana's decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Botswana’s LGBTI community is celebrating the decriminalisation of gay sex.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
Vector control targeting the larval phase of the mosquito’s life cycle can be successful.
Progress against malaria has stalled. There's been an increase in the number of cases reported since 2015.
A Kenyan LGBT activist campaigning for a change to the country’s Penal Code.
The High Court's ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
Splashing in the Zambezi River at Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation.
The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana's High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Botswana has about 122,000 elephants left.
There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year.
The change in leadership is one of the factors that led to the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in Angola.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
The French National Assembly, one of the Western institutions Western academics believe African countries should aspire to.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
Botswana’s elephants are officially an economic asset.
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At an international summit in Egypt this month, nations will hopefully make progress towards recognising the economic value of wildlife and other environmental assets.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.