Eco Africa – The environment magazine
09 March 2019 | 5:36 am
On this week's edition of Eco Africa we check out solar lamps in Burkina Faso, a woman making furniture from plastic bottles in Cameroon, and France's first 'solidarity fridge'.
1 May 2021
Security sources say an anti-poaching patrol accompanied by Western journalists was targeted by armed attackers. Those missing are believed to include Spanish and Irish citizens.
30 Apr 2021
Three European journalists, two Spanish and one Irish, have been killed in an attack on an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso, officials said Tuesday. "It is very unfortunate, but the three Westerners were executed by terrorists," said a senior security source in the West African nation.
28 Apr 2021
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain confirmed the deaths of the two Spanish journalists, whom he identified on Twitter as David Beriain and Roberto Fraile. The conservation organization Chengeta Wildlife said its co-founder and chief executive, Rory Young, was the third victim.
3 May 2021
Germany, France, Italy and Spain say they will continue to fight terrorism in Africa's troubled Sahel region following the jihadi killing of three Europeans in Burkina Faso.
6 May 2021
In this edition: the bodies of two Spaniards and one Irishman killed in an ambush during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso on Monday are flown back to Spain. We hear from the Spanish defence and foreign ministers. Also, South Africa's Zulu Queen has died aged 65. Our correspondent tells us about the significance of her honorary role. And we take a look at a new TV police drama taking Central African Republic by storm. It's called "Bangui, Special Unit" and focuses on the fight against sexual violence.
13 Jun 2021
Islamists in the West African state have killed scores of civilians and set fire to their homes and businesses, according to the government.
12 Jun 2021
Burkina Faso's armed forces are struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that has claimed more than 1,400 lives since 2015. OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso said Tuesday that more than 7,000 people had fled the country's volatile north following the bloodiest massacre in a six-year-old jihadist insurgency.
23 Jun 2021
Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Burkina Faso sheltering thousands of Malians who have fled jihadist violence in the region.
5 Jul 2021
Thousands took to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday (July 3) to call for a tougher government response to a wave of jihadist attacks that has destabilized the West African country in recent years. Some had travelled hundreds of kilometres to attend the opposition-led demonstration in Ouagadougou, where protesters waved the red and green Burkinabe flag and blew whistles.
30 Jul 2021
Farming using hydroponics is becoming increasingly popular throughout Africa. The method saves on water and soil by instead using organic materials like coconut fiber or clay balls to grow crops.
9 Aug 2021
Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango, a bronze medallist in the triple jump at the Tokyo Games, comes home to cheering fans and celebratory dances after winning the first Olympic medal for the country.
12 mins ago
She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. French President Emmanuel Macron and Borne were expected to appoint the full government within days.
12 mins ago
American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
12 mins ago
Elisabeth Borne has been appointed France's new prime minister. The former transport, ecology and labour minister faces numerous challenges, with the most pressing priority being helping French households with the soaring cost of living. She will also need to tackle the thorny issue of pension reform as well as steer the country through a major energy transition. Plus, Moscow residents display mixed feelings after US fast food giant McDonald's announces it's pulling out of Russia for good.
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Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
2 hours ago
In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.