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.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.
Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, all over the world.
In reality, cybersecurity attacks are like a disease affecting people globally.
A community built tree nursery in Chikwawa District, Malawi is one example of sustainability in action.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
Listening and learning during a Sustainable Futures in Action meeting in Kampala, Uganda.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
Fragments of the asteroid 2018 LA scattered over a wide area in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Each meteorite is a piece of the puzzle to understanding our solar system.
Elephants at the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana is launching a consultative process to review the current ban on elephant hunting.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Limpopo Province, South Africa. Who owned this land?
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Antique ivory – defined as pre-1947 worked ivory – is an exception and can be traded in the UK and EU.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
If young people are equipped with the right skills in school, entrepreneurship becomes a viable career option.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
Protesters demand Congolese President Joseph Kabila step down.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
An image by MeerKAT shows hydrogen gas in M83, a famous spiral galaxy.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
If we can keep elephants away from farms then farmers might be more inclined to help conservation efforts.
Guests and delegates attend the opening of the Pan African Parliament’s second sitting in Midrand, Johannesburg.
The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
Carefully tracking the migration habits of birds like the Barn Swallow can help to conserve these species.
If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Students can feel very isolated when studying through a distance education programme.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.