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Congo’s waters are hotspot for endangered sharks & rays, reveals data from artisanal fishers

By Molly Herring via Mongabay An African wedgefish (Rhynchobatus luebberti) landed by artisanal fishermen and sold in Songolo (Critically Endangered, IUCN Red List). Credit: Godefroy De Bruyne A new shark census off the coast of the Republic of the Congo relied on hard-earned trust between researchers and artisanal fishermen. The team found endangered sharks and rays on potential nursery grounds, including juveniles and two species thought to be gone from the […]

todayNovember 29, 2023


Zimbabwe emerges as global leader in blueberry exports

In a noteworthy development, Zimbabwe is making strides in reclaiming its status as Africa's breadbasket, with a recent report by East Fruit Analyst highlighting a remarkable increase in blueberry exports. Contrary to prevailing challenges, this positive trend shows a potential economic turnaround for the country. According to the East Fruit Analyst report, Zimbabwe has outpaced global competitors in blueberry exports, experiencing an impressive 63% annual growth over the past five […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 3


Trial against Zambia’s former first lady begins

A trial against Zambia's former first lady Esther Lungu, the wife of ex-President Edgar Lungu, has begun in Lusaka. The BBC reports that she has been charged with the theft of three vehicles, theft of a title for a property in Lusaka, and possession of $400,000 alleged to be proceeds of crime.

todayNovember 28, 2023 1


South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

Aalia Cassim, University of the Witwatersrand; Imraan Valodia, University of the Witwatersrand; Julia Taylor, University of the Witwatersrand, and Rod Crompton, University of the Witwatersrand There are many unknowns about how societies will manage the climate transition. And the associated energy transition from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy. The climate transition will require significant levels of investment – estimated at US$1 trillion a year in developing markets, excluding China. […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 1


Breaking: African Leadership Magazine Unveils Nominees for the African Persons of the Year (POTY) 2023

Following the call for nominations which ended recently and attracted submissions from Africans across the continent and in Diaspora, the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) is pleased to unveil a shortlist of nominees for the 12th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2023. Subsequently, public voting is now open and the general public is therefore invited to visit the ALM website ( to vote for their choice nominees on the […]

todayNovember 28, 2023


Africa’s new online foreign exchange system will enable cross-border payments in local currencies – what you need to know

By Christopher Adam, University of Oxford The high cost of making cross border payments on the African continent has driven governments on the continent to seek options of settling trade and other transactions in local currencies. This has given birth to the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System which is scheduled to go live in 2024 under Kenya’s leadership. Development economist Christopher Adam, who has studied the exchange rate policies of […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 7


Will ‘Big Oil’ influence COP28 talks as Namibia fights climate change challenges?

With COP28 around the corner, people are worried about the influence of big oil companies on the climate talks. Namibia, a country that is facing climate challenges, has to decide how it will respond, especially with news about the United Arab Emirates planning oil and gas deals during the talks. Recent reports from independent journalists at the Centre for Climate Reporting working with the BBC reveal that the UAE, which […]

todayNovember 27, 2023 5


Armed violence forces 450,000 to flee in DR Congo

An increase in armed violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to an influx of displaced people. The United Nations says 450,000 people have been forced to flee their homes over the past 6 weeks. Chris Ocamringa has more from Kinshasa.

todayNovember 27, 2023