A Herd in Exile: Riding Horses on Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago

A photographer spent a few weeks helping run a horseback riding program on the white-sand beaches of Benguerra Island. Here’s what she saw.

#animals, #beaches, #family-business, #horses, #islands, #mozambique, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

Research on past conflicts suggests that the war in Ukraine could have a profound environmental impact.

#angola, #animals, #biodiversity, #birds, #chernobyl-ukraine, #conservation-of-resources, #defense-and-military-forces, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #forests-and-forestry, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #invasive-species, #korean-demilitarized-zone, #mousseau-timothy-a, #mozambique, #nicaragua, #nuclear-wastes, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Manuel Chang Will Face Corruption Charges in U.S.

A judge overturned the South African government’s decision to send the minister back to Mozambique, where civil society groups say his political clout will protect him.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #credit-suisse-group-ag, #extradition, #manuel-chang, #mozambique, #securities-and-commodities-violations

Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New Problems

Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.

#elephants, #evolution-biology, #genetics-and-heredity, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #ivory, #mozambique, #research, #science-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

What Has Four Legs, a Trunk and a Behavioral Database?

From tens of thousands of hours of observation, scientists have compiled a detailed library of African elephant behavior.

#africa, #animal-behavior, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #kenya, #malawi, #mozambique, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Militants Attacked a Key Town in Mozambique. Where Was the Government?

Insurgents who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State attacked the strategic town of Palma in March. We interviewed survivors and used videos, satellite imagery and ship-tracking data to show how Mozambique’s government failed to protect its civilians — leaving thousands to fend for themselves.

#defense-and-military-forces, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-visual-investigations

Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches

In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #mozambique, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #photography, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants

Violence by Islamist extremists in Africa reached a record high last year. Now, the Islamic State is using those attacks to project an image of strength.

#africa, #al-qaeda, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sahel-africa, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

#belize, #coast-erosion, #credit-and-debt, #credit-ratings-and-credit-rating-agencies, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #fiji, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-twenty, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #international-monetary-fund, #mozambique, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #world-bank

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Mozambique Attack

An affiliate of the militant group has seized large swaths of territory, including another important port town, but the assault last week demonstrated a new level of boldness.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism, #world-food-program

Insurgents Seize Mozambique Town, Killing Several People; Fate of Hundreds Unknown

The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.

#africa, #civilian-casualties, #human-rights-watch, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #terrorism, #total-sa

American Soldiers Help Mozambique Battle an Expanding ISIS Affiliate

With a small military training program, the United States military has joined efforts to fight a brutal insurgency that has devastated northern Mozambique.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #mozambique, #tanzania, #united-states-army-special-forces-green-berets, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wagner-group

With Village Beheadings, Islamic State Intensifies Attacks in Mozambique

The United Nations called for an investigation into reports of many people beheaded in northern Mozambique, where Islamist insurgents have stepped up a brutal campaign.

#guterres-antonio, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #wagner-group