Stories written by Charles Mkoka

Q&A: We Won’t Go Far Until Climate Issues Are Mainstreamed in Policy

Two years ago at the 31st African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state and government endorsed the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) programme on agriculture and climate change with the bold vision of at least 25 million smallholder households practicing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) by 2025.

Entrepreneurship, Job Creation Take Centre Stage at NEPAD Meet

The two-day Second Africa Rural Development Forum concluded Friday with renewed calls to economically empower young people, many of whom are leaving the resource-rich continent and migrating to places like Europe under very risky circumstances.

Malawi Leads Africa’s Largest Elephant Translocation

One of the world's largest and most significant elephant translocations kicked off earlier this month within Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi.

Adjusting the trunk of an anaesthetised elephant. The tip of the trunk has been amputated, most likely after being caught in a snare. Credit:  IFAW

ENVIRONMENT-MALAWI: Elephants Out of Harm’s Way

A South African capture team has almost completed the translocation of a herd of elephants from the Phirilongwe forest reserve located in a communal management area in southern Malawi.