While droughts have always been a threat to the country’s agricultural economy, scientists say that the frequency and severity of droughts there have been increased by climate change.
More than a year into a bloody civil war in Ethiopia that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced upwards of 2 million people, experts fear the worst is yet ahead.
Climate change is expected to force tens of millions of people from their homes in the coming decades, but there are strategies that can prevent suffering and limit conflict.
In Gambia, the nine miles of water closest to the shore have been reserved for local fishermen, but on any given day dozens of foreign trawlers are visible from the beach. Sea Shepherd’s mission was to find and board trespassers, or other vessels engaged in prohibited behaviors, such as shark finning or netting juvenile fish.
Protests calling for an end to police brutality in the West African country of Nigeria turned deadly after soldiers in Lagos opened fire on demonstrators Tuesday, killing at least 12 people.
So far, African countries have been spared the high death tolls seen in Italy, Spain, and the U.S., but officials are bracing for the worst in the coming weeks.
Leaders in nations that were once European colonies are calling for artifacts stored in museums to be returned. Do they have a right to demand the items be given back?
A photographer was lucky enough to capture a real-life version of the Lion King on camera — as he spotted this Mufasa look-alike snoozing on a familiar-looking rock.
Yahoo News has assembled a list of three dozen code-named operations across Africa. While the Pentagon has acknowledged the names, locations and purposes of some of these operations, others are far lower profile. Almost all are unknown to the general public.
Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday the death toll has risen to 242 in the country, after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. Earlier on Thursday Correia had said the number of people dead had risen to 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued. Correia added that 30 percent of government displacement centers still have no food. (REUTERS)
For over two weeks, photographer Gordon Donovan traveled more than 2,700 miles through Namibia, across deserts, grasslands and mountains. Armed with two cameras and an assortment of lenses, he journeyed to Sossusvlei, a photographer's paradise of rich colors and texture. The final 10 days of his journey were a one-man road trip through the vast landscapes of Etosha National Park to capture the region’s thriving wildlife, natural beauty and incredible night skies.
Veteran photographer Gordon Donovan, Yahoo's Photo Editor, has returned from the huge open spaces of Namibia with some searingly candid images of great cats, pachyderms, zebra and giraffes on their home turf.
President Trump is disputing multiple reports that he made disparaging remarks about countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on U.S. immigration policy.
Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.
A U.S. ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from two countries in Africa is set to expire Friday, but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the move is not “final.”
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have culminated in a trio of potential famines hitting almost simultaneously. “We are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations,” Stephen O’Brien, the U.N. humanitarian chief, told the U.N. Security Council after a visit this month to Somalia and South Sudan.
Around 1,100 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish government said. Dozens of migrants made it to the top of the 6 meter barbed wire fence in the early hours of Sunday before being lifted down by cranes, footage from local TV station Faro TV showed. Only two people were allowed into Ceuta to be taken to hospital while the rest were returned to Morocco, the Spanish government said in a statement.
You spin me right round! Imaginative photographer uses circles to capture the animal world as you've never seen it before. Julia Sundukova, from Russia, took the unusual pictures in various national parks after becoming bored with standard wildlife photography. She photographed zebras, birds, giraffes and elephants before using different skills and techniques to make them more artistic.
This unique bird's-eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58, was assembled over several trips he made across the continent in the past 10 years. A photographer and travel designer, Poliza moved to Cape Town, South Africa, from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Poliza challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference, so when the opportunity arose to go airborne, he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
From intricately detailed portraits of a pack of wild dogs to a tender picture of a mother cheetah and her cubs, these paintings are the work of talented artist Leon Fouche. Leon is also a photographer and has captured images of animals, including Africa's "Big Five," at game reserves across South Africa. He has not only a talent for photography, but also the skills to recreate some of his favorite photos, turning them into incredibly detailed paintings. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Now that's what you call a bird's-eye view! Breathtaking images capture a flock of flamingos from above. The stunning aerial shots from Lake Logipi, Kenya, give a unique and stunning perspective on African wildlife. The pink birds look even more colorful against the dark backdrop, and taken from the air, the images allow for a new appreciation of their huge numbers.
As he crossed the river with the rest of his herd during their annual migration, some sly crocodiles decided to try and snare an unsuspecting zebra for dinner. Incredibly, the gutsy zebra managed to get away from the jaws of the three snapping crocs with only a broken leg, and he limped off to the other side of the river as the crocs were left hungry. The dramatic scene was caught on camera by South African photographer Nelis Wolmarans, as the zebras crossed the Mara River at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya.
Last May, Kristy Carlson was a pregnant mother of two, living and working in Burundi. Life in Burundi was challenging. “There are no shopping malls or movie theatres to entertain, so our free time is almost always spent together with friends or as a family.” But that made space for focusing on relationships. “Family life in Burundi is really the only life we have.” Kristy says, “Under the best conditions, Burundi can be a difficult place to work and live.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”