Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
The government of President Paul Biya is accused of committing atrocities against opponents.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Plant extinctions have skyrocketed, driven in large part by land clearing and climate change.
Human-driven land clearing and climate change are sending plants extinct at a rapid rate, risking a devastating biodiversity crash.
Protesters holding umbrellas amid heavy rain march in an anti-government rally in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
The coast of Greenland is not for sale.
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn't Denmark's to sell.
A forest in Canada burns during the country’s 2014 wildfires.
Boreal forests store one-third of all terrestrial carbon - but for how long?
Protesters throw stones at Indian paramilitaries during a protest in Srinagar on August 16.
The situation in Kashmir shows that colonisation isn't just done by Europeans – India has a long history of it too.
A health worker checks people’s temperatures in Goma, DRC.
Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor engage in some verbal sparring prior to their 2017 bout.
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Whether it frustrates or motivates your opponent can depend on the situation.
Voodoo believers walk during the annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede at Cite Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery
Voodoo is often seen as a practice involving magic. In Haiti, Voodoo is a religion born out of the struggle of slaves. And today, it is used as a form of healing and protection.
With 1,812 women killed this year already, Mexico is Latin America’s second-deadliest place for women after Brazil.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.
The Chairman of Sudan’s transitional council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, speaks during the power sharing agreement ceremony.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
People gather to commemorate the loss of 700 year old glacier Okjokull.
You may associate grief with the loss of loved ones, but it's also a useful way to think about ecological breakdown.
Zimbabwe’s crisis is deepening on all fronts.
The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
A Eurasian stone-curlew stands amid short grass.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
The current repatriation deal signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh fails to guarantee the safety and citizenship of the Rohingya people or address issues of justice for crimes perpetrated against them.
Protesters took the streets again in Hong Kong in heavy rain on August 18.
Who are Hong Kong's protesters?
Even remote beaches are often strewn with plastic debris.
Plastic washed ashore from the ocean is hard to recycle. What else can we do with it?