Governance

SADC Region tackles outbreak of the African Migratory Locust

On the 4th September, the SADC Secretariat in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa and the International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCOCSA) launched a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP). The project is meant to address the outbreak of the African […]

Governance

A New Map Predicts Which Areas Will Be Most At Risk of Malaria Because of Global Warming

Of an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, around 93% are in Africa. This proportion is more or less the same for the 405,000 malaria deaths globally. That’s why there are huge efforts underway to provide detailed maps of current malaria cases in Africa, and to predict which areas will become more […]

General

Uncertainty, Anxiety Mount in Zimbabwe Over Land Compensation Promise

MAZOWE, ZIMBABWE – Anxiety and confusion have gripped Zimbabwe’s Black farmers after the government said it would return land to some white farmers who were kicked off their land under former president Robert Mugabe. Authorities are seeking to reassure resettled Black farmers in what some fear may be a reversal of land reforms. Heinrich von […]

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Zimbabwe Bans Mining in National Parks After Uproar Over Chinese Grants

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s conservation groups have welcomed a government ban, announced Tuesday, on all mining in the country’s national parks. The government declared the mining halt after weeks of campaigns calling for a stop to Chinese coal-mining grants in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest national park.  The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association on Wednesday welcomed the government’s decision to ban […]