Water storage essential for Africa’s future

The average annual rainfall across the continent is around 800mm a year. Conditions vary from country to country – and within countries. But it is not necessarily the amount of rainfall a country receives that is of most importance. What is essential for a country’s growth and prosperity is that it has a predictable water supply.

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“Frightening growth cities in Africa a myth”

Africa’s cities are growing at a frightening rate, as people flood from the countryside to the towns… It is a commonly held view, but a London-based academic, Deborah Potts, has been challenging this received wisdom, asserting that it is based on flawed data, and the rate of urbanization is much lower than people assume.

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Criminal syndicates turn to Rhino poaching

Rhino experts say there is a new trend emerging in relation to rhino poaching. Increasingly, criminal syndicates usually associated with more hardened crimes like drug trafficking and vehicle theft are turning to rhino poaching.

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