Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s’ tree of life’ | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species, says former president of Mauritius and biodiversity scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. These places are home to some of the largest trees…

A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel | Eliza Anyangwe

The comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly period political commentary and a celebration of blackness, says the freelance writer Eliza Anyangwe Black Panther Opinion A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel Eliza Anyangwe Not since Blade has a hero of colouring held the spotlight: the comic-book adaptation is both a…

A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel | Eliza Anyangwe

The comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly timed political commentary and a festivity of blackness, says the freelance novelist Eliza Anyangwe Black Panther Opinion A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel Eliza Anyangwe Not since Blade has a hero of colour held the limelight: the comic-book adaptation is both a…

No pain relief , no working water: the perils of childbirth in Tanzania | Leah McLaren

Natural birth is the only option for many females here, and though dedicated midwives do their best, the risk of infection and sepsis is high At the Nyarugusu medical dispensary in north-west Tanzania, Eva Paulo, 23, is in her 36 th hour of labour. She paces barefoot in circles around the dusty yard behind the…

‘Why would we invest in a disabled person? ‘: struggle bigotry in Mozambique | Lucy Lamble

In poorer countries, more than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed and struggling to survive. A educate strategy is helping break down barriers At 21, Mateus Mbazo from Sofala province in Mozambique faced a stark selection: starve or steal. Recently orphaned, with physical disabilities on his right side affecting his arm and leg, Mbazo…

Celebrating gay pride in Uganda: ‘We want to show that we’re not aliens’

( CNN) Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex( LGBTI) community is preparing for its annual lesbian pride parade, taking place on Saturday 8 August. This year’s event has special significance — it’s been a year since the controversial anti-gay law was scrapped. Pride parades are held all over the world and are an opportunity…

Inside the doping hotspot of Ethiopia: dodgy testing and EPO over the counter

Guardian investigation shows how easy it is to obtain doping products, uncovers disorganisation at the Ethiopian anti-doping bureau and catches resulting athlete acknowledging to having taken performance-enhancing drugs Inside Ethiopias flagship stadium, the bleachers are painted the green, yellow and red of the flag. The countrys best athletes have converged in Addis Ababa for the…

A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel | Eliza Anyangwe

The comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly period political commentary and a celebration of blackness, says the freelance novelist Eliza Anyangwe Black Panther Opinion A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel Eliza Anyangwe Not since Blade has a hero of colour held the spotlight: the comic-book adaptation is both a…

A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel | Eliza Anyangwe

The comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly period political commentary and a festivity of blackness, tells the freelance novelist Eliza Anyangwe Black Panther Opinion A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel Eliza Anyangwe Not since Blade has a hero of colour held the limelight: the comic-book adaptation is both a…

A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel | Eliza Anyangwe

The comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly timed political commentary and a celebration of blackness, says the freelance novelist Eliza Anyangwe Black Panther Opinion A black superhero who’s no second prize- Black Panther is a Marvel Eliza Anyangwe Not since Blade has a hero of colour held the limelight: the comic-book adaptation is both a…