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Ethiopia’s economic growth hides fear and oppression in the one-party state

The people of Ethiopia are desperate for democratic change.

Drones now protecting African elephants thanks to American businessman’s funding prowess

“We are very grateful that many African governments are leading the way by allowing our drones to fly.”

Winner take everything: Will Paul Kagame be Rwanda’s president for life?

“The issue is how and when to recognize the moment when staying in power becomes counterproductive.” —Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses

The study adds weight to the idea that the most effective deforestation enforcement strategy is not to regulate the Amazon’s 400,000 ranchers and farmers, but for government to enter into effective deforestation enforcement partnerships with the slaughterhouses.

Africa: The next global economic frontier?

This vividly shows that the wealth of Africa is in the hands of the exploiting non-producing class which takes advantage of the exploited producing class.

Research suggests less affluent countries more dedicated to wildlife conservation than rich countries

There are varying levels of commitment to conserving threatened species by nations around the world, and research published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation last month suggests that rich, developed countries are frequently doing the least.

The tragedy of forced displacement

The solutions to this major crisis, and indeed many of our problems, would naturally flow from the recognition of the fact that we are brothers and sisters of one humanity.

America’s war-fighting footprint in Africa

Secret U.S. military documents reveal a constellation of American military bases across that continent.

Kenya joins growing fight against plastic pollution

Kenya's plastic bag ban, which begins in September, will require sweeping changes to business as usual.

Promise and peril in Africa’s newest democracy

While the victory for democracy in the Gambia is important and should be celebrated, the way it came about should give us some pause.