South Africa’s Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape province, and Unesco are in the process of developing a syllabus for better reporting on Africa.
Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya are planning to build a new 400 megawatt power line to boost trade in electricity between them, and ensure security of supply across the continent.
East and tropical Southern Africa yielded the greatest number of new plant species in 2009, according to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which celebrated 250 years of existence last year and has just released its anniversary report.
South Africa is one of nine African countries that has managed to slash malaria-induced illness and death by half, according to the World Health Organisation.
New research suggests that early humans in Africa may have consumed grains and cereals much earlier than was previously thought.
An innovative Nigerian project that processes abattoir water and converts the collected organic waste into methane for fuel, has won a major international award.
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