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Cheetah’s super inner ear

Keeping the head still whilst the rest of the body moves, twists and turns with velocity is key to the cheetah’s coordinated power and ability to…

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Mosquito shows learning ability

The mosquito responsible for spreading Yellow fever, Dengue fever and Zika may be trained not to attack favourite targets. Researchers at Virginia Tech found activity in…

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US bank expands into Kenya

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of the leading financial services company, JP Morgan Chase said…

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Ivory trade

Following China’s lead, Hong Kong has vowed to ban ivory trade by 2021. Which now leaves Vietnam and Thailand as the biggest buyers of ivory. Whilst…

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Hippo tusks take over

Tanzania has auctioned nearly four tonnes of hippopotamus teeth from animals that died naturally or were killed in human-wildlife conflict. Another official said some were confiscated…

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Africa could feed the World

According to Sven Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara, a Norwegian company making fertilisers, improving soil health with their ecologically friendly solution of nutrients – Nitrogen, Potassium…

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Cultural Appreciation in Fashion

In our world where recognition and enjoyment of diversity are synonymous with being global, “cultural appropriation” is a phrase being thrown about like an infliction. When…

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Green Technologies

The wives of slain ivory poachers in the Rubirizi district that borders the Queen Elizabeth National Park are making paper from elephant dung. John Kibuka, a…

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Bat Studies Reveal Ectoparasite

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease that has appeared on the Uganda-Kenya border. WHO is providing $500,000…

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