Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Marine life Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinction Coelacanths have remained almost unchanged for 420m years. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized Läs mer…

Kingdom of the sapeurs: inside Congo fashion week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s misfortunes have often eclipsed its good news, with ongoing armed conflicts and most recently an Ebola outbreak. Much of the world knows little of the country’s vibrant arts scene, and last weekend in the capital, Kinshasa, models showed Läs mer…

Ugandan pop star politician charged over convoy clashes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uganda Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who sings as Bobi Wine, is a leading rival to President Museveni Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi’s driver was shot dead on Monday when clashes broke out during a byelection campaign. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images A pop singer turned politician and prominent Läs mer…

Mali’s president wins second term in country plagued by violence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta takes 67% of vote in runoff, but disillusioned voters stay away Supporters of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta celebrate his re-election at campaign headquarters in Bamako on Thursday. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has won a second Läs mer…

On patrol with the wildlife rangers of Chinko – photo essay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Deep in the heart of Africa, a dedicated group of rangers patrol the Chinko nature reserve. In baking equatorial heat, they are weighed down with body armour and camouflage fatigues. Beads of sweat run down their faces; mosquitos whine. The men keep watch over Läs mer…

Regreening Niger: How the magical gaos transformed the land

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Upside Niger Farmers in Niger are nurturing gao trees to drive Africa’s biggest environmental change Souley Cheibou with an old gao tree he remembers from when he was a child Photograph: Ruth Maclean/Ruth Maclean for the Guardian Rain had come to nearby villages, Läs mer…

WHO chief calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global health Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ‘more worried after the visit than before’, as death toll in north-east of country reaches 41 Health workers distribute leaflets in Ebola-affected Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo on 11 August. Photograph: Mark Naftalin/EPA/Unicef The director general of the Läs mer…

'Girls who leave militias get rejected': helping child soldiers go home – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lucy Lamble talks to Sandra Olsson from Child Soldiers International, who works with girls formerly caught up in armed groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo as they struggle to settle back in their communities Photograph: Child Soldiers International Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Download Läs mer…

Aquarius: onboard the migrant rescue ship – photographic diary 1

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1 August: Marseille After a month in dock, the Aquarius sets sail on 1 August. Since June, humanitarian ships such as this have been prevented from operating in the rescue zone off the Libyan coast. According to the International Organisation for Migration, 721 people Läs mer…

Aquarius migrant rescue ship to be allowed dock in Malta

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Malta Five European countries will take a share of the 141 people on board, rescued off Libya Migrants rescued by the ship Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/SOS Méditerranée/EPA Malta has agreed to let the Aquarius migrant rescue ship dock in one of Läs mer…

Niger suppresses dissent as US leads influx of foreign armies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Niger suppresses dissent as US leads influx of foreign armies Soldiers raise the Nigerien and US flags during a ceremony in Agadez in April. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo The western presence in one of the most militarised countries in Africa has sparked frustration and Läs mer…