African donkeys are being exported to China to meet demand for traditional medicine. Countries like Nigeria have banned their export to ensure they don’t disappear altogether.
Tiger bones and rhino horns may have a role in traditional Chinese medicine, but critics say that trendy health products with no medical value made from endangered animals are only a status symbol for the wealthy.
On this week’s eco@africa, we discover organic fertilizers in the Ivory Coast, Rwanda’s methane power station, and the Kenyan inventor keeping milk cool.
Donkey-hide gelatin is considered a 'miracle' elixir in China's growing middle class. But to meet demand, thousands of donkeys are being stolen and slaughtered in Africa.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Failure at this year's climate conference would be "suicidal," said the UN secretary general. DW's Louise Osborne and Jennifer Collins have seen frustration over slow progress. But young people are stepping up.
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