News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature
from or mentioning Africa
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For news concerning specific African countries click on the links on the list of news from individual countries in Africa (all African countries are included).
Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide
Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, pr...
28 Mar | Handwashing | International
Child undernutrition in Mali
The latest 'Cost of Hunger in Africa' report indicates the urgency of increasing efforts to end the distress and economic consequences of child undernutrition in the west African country of Mali. T...
Lassa Fever outbreak in Benin, West Africa
Benin is the latest country in West Africa to be affected by Lassa Fever. Since this recent outbreak there have been four confirmed and 52 suspected cases and 17 people have died. The authorities a...
11 Feb '16 | Lassa Fever | Benin
Malawi increases actions to protect elephants
Malawi's 10 year National Elephant Action Plan is developing with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi taking strong action to further protect elephants from armed gangs of poachers
Mosquito nets for Central African Republic
150,000 mosquito nets are being provided to displaced people in the Central African Republic, who have lost their homes because of the ongoing conflict in the country. The life-saving mosquito nets...