Scientists develop first map of groundwater recharge rates across Africa

Scientists develop first map of groundwater recharge rates across Africa

An international team of scientists published a new study providing the first-ever map of the groundwater recharge rates across Africa based on ground measurements. The study shows data about where groundwater exists and the rate at which groundwater is replenished,…

Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding…

New research explains counterclockwise rotation of Victoria Plate, Africa

New research explains counterclockwise rotation of Victoria Plate, Africa

Scientists have discovered evidence explaining why the Victoria Plate– one of the several sections of newly developing tectonic boundary East African Rift System– is rotating in a counterclockwise direction relative to Africa, in contrast to the other plates…

239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from hunger and malnutrition

239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from hunger and malnutrition

The hunger and malnutrition crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing at an alarming rate, with now about 239 million people suffering, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The organization discussed key targets to combat the…

Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,…

Over 52 million face hunger crisis due to extreme weather in Africa

Over 52 million face hunger crisis due to extreme weather in Africa

More than 52 million in 18 countries across Africa are experiencing up to crisis levels of starvation due to weather extremes worsened by poverty and conflict, according to Oxfam. Some areas are suffering from the second extreme drought in four years, which was…