Conviction at an Ancient Playground for Kingpins Could Save Africa

“For Malawi, this shows that it is not a sacred cow,” said Mr. Kaonga. “Money can’t save you, and there is a limit to what corruption can really bring you.” The Chinese embassy in Malawi did not respond to questions about the case. Eighteen other members of Mr. Lin’s network – including four of his …

The Changing Climate Has Given People Many Opportunities to Leave Africa

Researchers have some theories. If early humans had moved from Africa much earlier, they would have faced fierce competition from other early human species; the north was a Neanderthal stronghold, and much of East Asia was probably populated by another extinct human lineage, the Denisovans. Models also suggest that dry periods often follow favorable windows, …

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic on Small Succulent Plants

STEINKOPF, South Africa — On a moonless night in South Africa’s westernmost desert, Avrill Kaffer had just sold out when vehicles with flashing lights appeared out of the dark and an officer from the Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit jumped in. He ordered her to descend to the ground from behind a nearby bush. …

Pfizer will turn to a factory in Africa to help supply the continent

Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday they have reached an agreement with a South African vaccine manufacturer starting next year. Addressing the final stages of production for doses of Covid vaccines that will only be supplied to African countries. The deal represents the first time Pfizer’s Covid vaccine will be partially produced in Africa and could …