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African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats

Aug. 11, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa's national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects. A prolonged drought in much of the continent's east, exacerbated by...

UN projects world population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15

Jul. 12, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations estimated Monday that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. In a report released on World Population Day, the U.N. also said global...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 07, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...

Germany returns artifacts taken from 3 African nations

Jun. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Monday that numerous priceless artifacts taken from African nations during colonial times will be permanently returned. Among the artifacts is a shell-studded statue of the mother goddess Ngonnso', which holds great spiritual significance for the...

To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

Jun. 27, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon season, four divers, carrying measuring...

Tanzania's Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Jun. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N. global biodiversity framework. ...

Tanzania accused of violence on Maasai protesting eviction

Jun. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government has been accused of using violence against Maasai herders protesting efforts to evict them from one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, in the latest friction between those who see certain African landscapes as a lucrative playground...

Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

Columbus CEO reaches top of Mount Everest

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A local man was on top of the world. Todd Ammerman, the 54-year-old CEO of Columbus construction company River City Contracting, was among the dozen climbers, plus Sherpa guides, with Madison Mountaineering of Wyoming who reached the summit of Mount Everest...

France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

May. 25, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia despite Moscow's war in Ukraine. TotalEnergies, which was renamed last year from...