Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario – with help from Germany. A few metal bars, a lot of sensors and some plastic; these are the ingredients meant to help West […]

Exactly 185 years ago today in Britain, an act of Parliament came into force abolishing  slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. The act had received a Royal Assent on August 28, 1833, but only took effect on this […]