Terry Pratchett hears the orangutans’ long call

Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and Trustee of the Orangutan Foundation, returns to the forests of Borneo to see what hope there is for the endangered orangutan whilst facing his own personal challenges. Terry Pratchett Facing Extinction BBC2 9pm Wednesday 27 March 2013 Sir Terry Pratchett encountered wild orangutans for the first time in 1994 […]

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Mixed reactions in Africa’s anti-graft fight

Anti-corruption campaigns are increasingly geared towards silencing leaders’ political opponents, say accused… Cases in countries such as South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and Nigeria show that in the course of removing the rot from the public service and instilling fiscal discipline instilling fiscal discipline, African leaders will apply all sorts of deception – be it politics […]

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Botswana’s lake that came back to life

Only animals had not written off Lake Ngami, an inland lake in north-west Botswana famous for the birds that breed on its shores… For residents of Sehithwa, 80 kilometres south of Botswana’s resort town of Maun, the fate of the once popular bird sanctuary had been written and sealed. The area that was once Lake […]

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Malawi warns Western tobacco dealers

Malawi’s president warns foreign tobacco merchants he will expell them if they continue to offer low prices… Mutharika’s warning comes at a time when tobacco sales have just commenced at the auction floors where farmers sell their tobacco to buyers who dictate the prices. He branded the buyers as colonialists “who are taking advantage of […]

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