Africa

Morocco goes bilingual as king rounds off reforms

Morocco goes bilingual as king rounds off reforms

RABAT (Morocco) — Morocco is adopting Amazigh spoken by its Berber community as an official language alongside Arabic, rounding off a reform programme launched by King Mohammed...

Africa elephant census reveals dramatic decline

Africa elephant census reveals dramatic decline

NAIROBI — The results of a three year aerial survey of Africa’s elephants have revealed a dramatic 30 per cent decline in savannah elephant populations, largely due to poaching.

No hawking: Lagos bans street selling

No hawking: Lagos bans street selling

LAGOS (Nigeria) — Every morning, Ms Mama Biliki prepares small bags of popcorn outside her ramshackle house in Ajegunle, one of Lagos’ poorest neighbourhoods, to sell by the...

Chicken scent offers hope in malaria battle

Chicken scent offers hope in malaria battle

ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a...