Plans to plant a green wall of trees across Africa will not only battle desertification but also famine, extremism and a number of other challenges facing the continent, according to experts.
Tanzania’s Minister for Environment January Makamba has warned that 61 percent of the country’s land is on the verge of turning into desert.
At least 21 people have been killed and many more feared dead after a six-storey building collapsed in Nairobi following days of torrential rains and flooding.
The Ethiopian government is calling on the country’s private sector for help in its battle against drought and land restoration efforts.
Uganda has decided to partner with Tanzania for a major oil pipeline project, rejecting Kenya in the process.
Kenya has announced it will retain some of last year’s 137-tonne ivory and rhino horn inventory, ahead of an event that was expected to see the entire stockpile destroyed.
At least 37 houses have been destroyed and more than a dozen damaged by heavy rains in Rwanda’s Musanze District on Monday.
Rwandans in high-risk flood zones have been warned they are in danger if they fail to relocate to alternative areas.
At least five people were killed and 65 houses destroyed after heavy rain in Rwanda last week.
The UN has warned more than 36 million people in eastern and southern Africa face hunger due to drought and soaring temperatures caused by El Niño.