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Going Up in Smoke: The Environmental Costs of Zimbabwe's Tobacco Boom
Smallholder tobacco production in Zimbabwe has been a real success, but at what cost to woods and forests?
What Climate Change Activists Can Learn from Mandela's Great Legacy
Climate change was not a defining issue in Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, but his philosophy contained profound principles and commitments now needed for climate justice.
'Downright False': Shell Accused of Misreporting Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
A new Amnesty report claims that firms have been misrepresenting oil spills to avoid paying compensation. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of Nigeria's oil problems.
Mali: Are the Blue Helmets Going Green?
After the Haiti cholera scandal, the UN Mali mission has become the first tasked with assessing its own environmental impacts. However early indications don't look promising.
Why Changing Congo’s Proposed Oil Legislation Should Be Top of the Bill
Oil legislation proposed in Democratic Republic of Congo could facilitate future corruption and lead to environmental damage in one of Africa’s most diverse and fragile national parks.
A Gathering Swarm: Could Locusts Escalate Tensions Between the Sudans?
Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.
Drought in Namibia: Snapshot of the Future?
Namibia is facing what could be its most severe drought in thirty years. The immediate crisis is serious, but it underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate-resilient.
Wanna Frack? Pressure Rises in South Africa’s Debate over Natural Gas Exploration
The South African government's lifting of a moratorium on fracking has raised the stakes for both those for and against the contested practice.
Saving the Rhino's Skin? Calls for Rhino Horn Legalisation Grow
With the number of rhinos poached increasing despite government efforts, could legalising the trade in rhino horn solve the problem?
Electric Avenue: Are South Africa's Cars Going Electric?
South Africa is making a number of steps towards introducing electric vehicles. The potential benefits are numerous but so are the challenges.
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