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Jaywon Nigerian singer, Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, better known by his stage name Jaywon, has lost his father. The singer announced his father’s death on Saturday on his Instagram page. Jaywon, however, did not disclose the cause of his death. Alongside a picture of him, Jaywon wrote: ““Dad, […]

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Evil will always be defeated by good – President Buhari condemns allegedexecution of four aid workers by Boko Haram in Borno State

President Buhari has condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria. He said that the defeat of evil by good is inevitable, no matter the pyrrhic victory evildoers seem to win. The President disclosed this in a statement by Femi Adeshina, […]

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The Oldest Living Organism Is Dying

The Oldest Living Organism Is Dying

Driving beyond South Africa’s Limpopo province, into the village of Chivadini, people and grassland are scarce. But the oldest living organisms in Africa — baobab trees — are abundant.These spectral behemoths blend into the Saharan countryside and have been an icon of the African savannah since millennia.

As the oldest seed producing trees in the world, their resilience — some are more than 2,000 years old — have earned them many names in myths, legends and folklore.The baobab has been called the tree of life, the monkey bread tree and the upside down tree — owing to its fat trunk with roots meandering toward the sky.But these strange looking giants are dying.Some of the oldest and biggest baobab trees in southern Africa have died recently, and it may be due to climate change, according to a 2018 study published in the journal Nature Plants.

Photo: CNN / Ecologist Sarah Venter under one of the largest baobab trees in the world. The local Vhavenda (or Venda) people call this mystical giant “the tree that roars.”

Some of the trees located in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia dated back to the times of the ancient Greeks.

Baobabs have endured harsher conditions

Researchers found that nine of the oldest 13 baobab trees and five of the six biggest ones have partially or completely died in the past 12 years.The baobab tree, can live to be 3,000 years old, and can grow as wide as the length of a bus, according to the website of Kruger National Park in South Africa.Given their age, the trees have withstood conditions often harsher than what they faced today.”Over the last 1,000 years in Southern Africa the baobabs have endured way worse droughts than we’re enduring, and they’ve had much wetter periods,” said Stephan Woodborne.

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