Africa

KILIMANJARO is a home to Africa’s highest mountain and from time immemorial, it had been experiencing a wonderful cool weather patterns, thanks to nature and environmental conservation efforts.

However,...

Deep in Rwanda's steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating. A tourist might feel conflicting impulses to shy away and reach for a hug (the latter is not advised) when a gorilla brushes past on a path. The way a gorilla snoozes, scratches a leg or...

Sociologists believe that traditions, beliefs and cultures in many African countries often exclude women from some socio-economic activities. They note that in most cases, women are denied some privileges, including the rights to land ownership due to beliefs in some cultures that...

Discover the facts about Mount Kilimanjaro, the mountain known as the Roof of Africa

The place most likely to be struck by lightning in the world is one spot above Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, according to new data.

Over this mountain lake, there was a lightning show an astounding 297 days out of 365 days a year, on average. Even more surprising, the ...

At the height of the last ice age, there were massive glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains. Now, scientists have found that changes in air temperature rather than precipitation were what drove the expansion and contraction of these glaciers. This could have implications for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) announced the launch of Open Foris, a suite of open source software tools to monitor forest inventory. Piloted in ten countries, the tools allow for data entry on smart phones or tablets.

Overall, the objective of the tools...

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A recent paper reveals key factors that drive the adoption of soil and water conservation as a land-based strategy to adapt to global change in the drylands of western Africa. This paper concludes with methodological principles to advance future research on adoption drivers and...

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