• HOW FUTURE TECH IS HELPING ELEPHANTS

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Scientists and conservationists are using AI, VR and image-based data to protect the endangered species. There’s no arguing with the majesty of elephants. These intelligent, complex and emotional beasts have come to symbolize wildlife conservation efforts...
  • CHINA TO TAKE OVER KENYA’S MAIN PORT OVER UNPAID LOAN

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    The Kenyan government risks losing the lucrative Mombasa port to China should the country fail to repay huge loans advanced by Chinese lenders. In November, African Stand reported on how Kenya is at high risk of...
  • MOZAMBIQUE ACCUSES SOUTH AFRICAN OF BEING JIHADIST LEADER

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Mozambique prosecutors have accused a 60-year-old white South African Andre Mayer Hanekom of being the leader of a Jihadist group behind grisly attacks in the north of the country. Hanekom, who runs a maritime business in...
  • GULEN IN AFRICA: PEACE, HARMONY AND GUN-RUNNING

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Associates of Hizmet, the movement founded by Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen which is supposedly dedicated to world peace and understanding, have purchased at least four weapons companies in South Africa and become deeply involved in arms...
  • EX-CREDIT SUISSE BANKERS CHARGED WITH FCPA VIOLATIONS

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Three former Credit Suisse bankers were charged in federal court in Brooklyn with bribery and fraud connected to Mozambique’s $2 billion “tuna bonds” scandal. All three were arrested in London in early January and released on...
  • 100 GOOD NEWS STORIES OF 2018

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too: conservation successes, huge wins for global health, more peace and...
  • INDIA CANCELS PLANS FOR HUGE COAL POWER STATIONS AS SOLAR ENERGY PRICES HIT RECORD LOW

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once...
  • INDIA NEARLY HALVES POVERTY

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative reveals good news where global poverty alleviation is concerned. According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index...
  • CO2 EMISSIONS FROM US POWER PLANTS DOWN 28 %

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    U.S. electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity. EIA has calculated that CO2 emissions...
  • CHINA’S POPULATION ‘TO PEAK’ IN 2029

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report says. The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study says the country must implement policies to handle...