Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at the inauguration of former South African president Thabo Mbeki in 2004.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism -- a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
‘Coal is poison’: protests against a proposed Chinese-backed coal power plant in Kenya.
Dai Kurokawa / EPA
We looked at 125,000 protests across Africa and mapped them against Chinese investments.
Nepal: switching from firewood to electricity will lower the environmental impact of cooking.
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Firewood and charcoal are replaced with more energy-efficient electricity.
Scientist Kafayat Falana testing the viability of cowpea germinated seeds in a laboratory in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.
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What's needed is a prioritisation of the health and medicinal values of the food that's consumed in African countries.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
Women and girls are forced to spend hours each day hauling water for their households. Beyond harming both physical and mental health, this takes time away from economic activities and caregiving.
Three nestlings beg for food, but the right-hand one is an imposter, an indigobird masquerading as a firefinch.
Claire N. Spottiswoode
Rather than constructing a nest, incubating eggs and feeding young, some birds deposit their eggs in the nests of other birds and trick them into doing the child rearing.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal.
Riaan van den Berg
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
Copyright Colours of the Alphabet
The documentary resulted in the creation of an active translation network.
South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters toyi-toyi at an anti-Israel protest.
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South Africa's famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa's liberation struggles.
Medical volunteers have been a common sight in African countries like Zambia since the colonial era.
Engraving from The Illustrated London News, volume 96, No 2654, March 1, 1890/Getty Images
These medical volunteers have been closely associated with several kinds of non-human actors, whose behaviour is worth examining in more detail.
Young Kenyans typically see farming playing some role in their future, although few respondents want only to farm.
Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
An insecticide being mixed.
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Small, practical messaging campaigns on pesticide toxicity can lead farmers to choose safer, less-toxic pesticides.
The most effective means of controlling locusts is to prevent the swarms from forming.
Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
African leaders blunt the transformative power of smartphones through censorship and internet shutdowns.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
Many factors influence how consistently women take their HIV medicine.
The use of antiretroviral therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia has increased but adherence is a problem.
A scenic view of the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Study finds that Victoria Falls, a nature-based tourism resort town, is a significant contributor to carbon emissions throughout the tourism value chain in the area.