Tag Archives: Africa

Say Goodbye to Africa’s Giants

Following population declines over several decades due to poaching for ivory and loss of habitat, the African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is now listed as Critically Endangered and the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) as Endangered on the IUCN Red … Continue reading

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Mandela and Gaddafi: The Myth of the Saint and the Mad Dog

By Linda Housman “Question. Why was Mandela’s life celebrated by the world while Gaddafi after everything he did for Africa was gunned down like a dog?”, a Twitter user wondered days after Nelson Mandela’s passing. This question becomes even more … Continue reading

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South Sudan: The State that Fell Apart in a Week

The latest violence began after a fight between Dinka and Nuer soldiers in the presidential guard on 15 December, igniting a simmering political power struggle in South Sudan’s ruling party and sparking widespread ethnic killings. The reverberations of the wave … Continue reading

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