This was the first national DNA-based assessment of any free-ranging large mammal in Africa.
Many African countries are experienced in managing outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers and many of the lessons learnt from the Ebola can be applied to the Marburg outbreak.
Eurobonds are costly for governments. But they are also attractive because investors buy them without preconditions.
Studying how elephants move can give clues into how they can be better managed to conserve their populations.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has made two big decisions related to the conservation of the African elephant.
In Gabon’s Lopé National Park, between 1986 and 2018, there’s been a massive collapse in tree fruiting events.
In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
There’s much more going on in the world than the Trump impeachment and Brexit. Here are five momentous global stories to track in 2020.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
The discovery sheds light on how early humans evolved larger brains and the ability to eat meat.
Gabon’s strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
It’s all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Gabon is a wealthy and stable country and this might explain why the January 7 coup attempt failed.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.
Gabon’s Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there’s a change in leadership.
Rap has become instrumental in constructing identity and radically reshaping relations to politics in Gabon and other African states.
New, fascinating observations about the behaviour of wild chimpanzees showed that they can apply a complex technique to access honey.