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Munich Security Conference: African Leaders Absent From Sahel Talks

Munich Security Conference: African Leaders Absent From Sahel Talks

At the 56th Munich Security Conference in Germany, world powers turned to international defense issues with a focus on “Westlessness” — the idea that Western countries are uncertain of their values and their strategic orientation. Officials also discussed the implications of the coronavirus outbreak, the Middle East and the Libya crisis. In the crowded Bayerischer […]

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    Biggest Ever Seaweed Bloom Stretches From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    Biggest Ever Seaweed Bloom Stretches From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    By Nik Martin A vast expanse of brown seaweed stretching across the Atlantic is a threat to tourism but a boon to marine life, U.S. researchers have said. A report by the University of South Florida, published on Thursday, showed satellite images of the biggest ever bloom of the sargassum seaweed, which last year extended […]

    Just One Elephant Remains in the Knysna Forest

    Just One Elephant Remains in the Knysna Forest

    A sobering 15-month study on the declining population of the southernmost herd of African elephants has determined only one elephant, a mature female, is free-roaming in the Knysna forest in South Africa. The analysis—titled And Then There Was One—was recently published in the African Journal of Wildlife Research. Research conducted by SANParks scientists has confirmed […]

    Congo Basin Rainforest Could Be Gone by 2100

    Congo Basin Rainforest Could Be Gone by 2100

    By Morgan Erickson-Davis Africa’s Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest on the planet. But according to a new study, this may soon not be the case. It finds that at current rates of deforestation, all primary forest will be gone by the end of the century. The study was conducted by researchers […]

    Commercial Fishing Vessel Busted in Africa for Shark Finning

    Commercial Fishing Vessel Busted in Africa for Shark Finning

    On Sept. 22, local authorities from the Central African island state of São Tomé and Príncipe boarded the Senegalese-flagged, but Spanish-linked, long-line fishing vessel Vema in a joint operation with Sea Shepherd marine conservationists and Gabonese law enforcement officers called Operation Albacore III. Although the long-liner was licensed to fish for “tuna and similar species,” […]