The Western Cape in South Africa is estimated to have the second highest rate of plant extinction in the world. Volunteers are now helping prevent their extinction by using new app to document the rare native plants.
What's the trend in purchasing power in Mali or the birth rate in Chad? Quite often it's tough to find reliable statistical data for African countries. Experts lament the lack of hard numbers and call for an urgent fix.
On this week's Eco Africa, we watch the band making music from garbage in DR Congo, check out the solar lamps improving education in Rwanda, and visit the fight to save South Africa's endangered native plants.
Burning fossil fuels to meet rising energy demand has pushed carbon dioxide emissions to a record high. Can innovation save us from global warming?
In South Africa, the atmosphere is still euphoric after the country's third Rugby World Cup win. For a moment, the country's troubles seem to be forgotten. Has South Africa found new unity – and will it last?
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