Kenya’s ban on plastic bags comes into effect this week with offenders facing serious fines or even jail time for breaking the new regulations.
Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on Tuesday won a gold medal in a UN-backed award program recognising the world’s best policies dealing with desertification and drylands.
A leading conservationist has been shot dead in Tanzania after receiving numerous death threats.
Tanzania is planning to build a hydropower dam on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising concerns over the potential impact on local wildlife.
Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.
A new law in Kenya that forces property developers to install solar panels on certain buildings has taken effect.
The East African Community (EAC) says rapid population growth is putting the region’s economies and environments under pressure.
Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.
At least six people have been killed during torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and widespread damage in Burundi’s capital city.
Dozens of people have been killed during violent clashes between rival farming tribes in drought-stricken parts of Kenya.