Millions of people in Africa lack access to clean water, and erosion is creating huge problems for communities that rely on local agriculture. Erosion and desertification are two issues that will keep young scientists here occupied for years.
Italy is considering a plan to send its navy into Libyan waters to stop migrants and send them back. Approval for the mission could go before parliament as early as next week.
Two African countries try to beat back rising sea levels, Senegal's president talks green energy and a prehistoric fish makes a comeback in Germany. All this and much more on this week's eco@africa.
Togo is seeking outside assistance to stop it losing territory to the sea. Houses and roads are disappearing. Physical defenses can help, but they, too, are open to attack from the elements.
The UN Security Council has approved an African counterterrorism force in the Sahel, but in a watered-down form due to US objections. The force will also fight arms, drugs and human trafficking.
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