The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au…

Makhtar Diop |

La biología de la conservación fue bautizada como una ciencia de problemas interdisciplinarios en 1978 durante una conferencia de la Universidad de California en San Diego. Pero el movimiento…

Valerie Hickey |

C'est en 1978, à l'occasion d'une conférence à l'Université de Californie à San Diego, que la biologie de la conservation a été déclarée thématique scientifique…

Valerie Hickey |

شهد مؤتمر عُقد عام 1978 بجامعة سان دييغو في كاليفورنيا نشأة علم بيولوجيا حفظ الموارد كمجال متعدد التخصصات يتعامل مع التهديدات التي يتعرض لها التنوع البيولوجي. لكن حركة حفظ التنوع سبقت هذا المؤتمر…

فاليري هيكي |

Conservation biology was baptized as an interdisciplinary problem science in 1978 at a University of California San Diego conference. But the conservation movement precedes this conference by at…

Valerie Hickey |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

Travelling across Africa these days you are likely to run into increasing numbers of mining, oil, and gas industry personnel engaged in exploration, drilling, and extraction across the continent. …

Anand Rajaram |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |