TedGlobal in Tanzania focuses on African tech and talent

As TedGlobal 2017 continues in Tanzania, neurotechnology pioneer Oshiorenoya Agabi of Nigeria has grabbed global headlines with his talk on how to fuse silicon chips and neurons to deliver a revolution in artificial intelligence and computational capacity. That’s the work he’s doing at Koniku in San Francisco, but Agabi was…

Changing Climate Already Changing Africa: Are We Really Prepared?

The misfortune that comes with landslides and flooding has hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. May this moment of pain forever be etched in our memories as Africans as a lesson and moment of wisdom. To proceed let’s put things in perspective. In Sierra Leone and across…

Dr. Richard Munang

Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator.

Minamata Convention on Mercury enters into force

The Minamata Convention on Mercury enters into force today, following a 90-day period since the necessary threshold of 51 ratifications was achieved in May. The Minamata Convention enters into force with 128 signatory nations and 74 ratifying countries, including the most recent addition of Brazil last week. Among the countries…

Warming climate poses a threat to African painted dog survival

Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) say their new study results demonstrate a clear link between climate change and impacts on endangered African wild dogs who have fewer surviving pups in hotter temperatures. “When most people think about wildlife in a changing climate, they think of polar bears…