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25 06 2024 | 07:19

80 percent of people globally want stronger climate action by governments according to UN Development Programme survey

New York, 20 June 2024 – The biggest ever standalone public opinion survey on climate change, the Peoples’ Climate Vote 2024, shows 80 percent – or four out of five – people globally want their…

25 06 2024 | 06:49

EREF recommendations for the EU- Strategic Agenda 2024-2029 - an even stronger Green Deal with high renewable targets has to be on top of all

Brussels, 24 June 2024  President Martin Bursik and Director Prof. Dr. Dörte Fouquet launched EREF  recommendations for a fast transformation to a renewable-based and efficient EU  energy system as…

21 06 2024 | 18:37

An Ivorian law to combat climate change is in the pipeline

A draft law is being prepared in Ivory Coast. The bill, described as "binding", focuses on the fight against climate change in this West African country. It’s been a long time coming! Ivory Coast…

21 06 2024 | 18:33

Niger halts oil pipeline exports to China over Benin spat

NIAMEY, June 14 (Reuters) - Niger has shut off oil exports to China via its pipeline to Benin's coast, Oil Minister Mahamane Moustapha Barke Bako said on Thursday, deepening a standoff between the…

21 06 2024 | 18:33

Frustrated Ghanaians brace for more disruptions in power

Accra, Ghana —  Exasperated Ghanaians already grappling with frequent, unplanned power outages are steeling themselves for more misery after electricity distributors announced increased disruption to…

21 06 2024 | 18:32

Ghana braces for three weeks of power cuts

Power cuts are expected to last at least another three weeks in parts of Ghana because of a shortage of supplies from Nigeria. A statement from the state power firm said a temporary shutdown for…

21 06 2024 | 18:20

G7: Leaders hold session on investments in Africa

The G7 summit opened Thursday (Jun. 13) in Italy. A session focused on investments and infrastructures projects in Africa. The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGI) program…

21 06 2024 | 18:17

Armed conflicts hit post-WWII record in 2023

More armed conflicts took place in 2023 than in any other year since the end of World War II, a new study has found. The Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) said 59 armed conflicts took place…

21 06 2024 | 18:17

‘We need the world to wake up’: Sudan facing world’s deadliest famine in 40 years

Sudan is facing a famine that could become worse than any the world has seen since Ethiopia 40 years ago, US officials have warned, as aid deliveries continue to be blocked by the warring armies but…

21 06 2024 | 18:17

Russia's military presence in Sudan boosts Africa strategy

Malik Agar, the deputy chairman of the army-dominated Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, left no doubt about his country's position in comments made in June on the sidelines of the…

21 06 2024 | 18:15

Bridging the Gender Gap: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Progress and Global Insights from the 2024 Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum’s 2024 Global Gender Gap Report reveals that achieving gender parity worldwide remains a distant goal, projected to take five more generations. However, this year’s historic…

21 06 2024 | 18:11

Nigeria's NNPC signs floating LNG deal with Golar LNG

ABUJA, June 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's state firm NNPC has signed an agreement with Golar LNG (GLNG.O) to deploy a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel off the coast of its oil-rich Niger Delta…

21 06 2024 | 18:10

Heat dome brings dangerous weather to western US

More than 34 million Americans are preparing for extreme temperatures, as a heat dome descends on the western part of the US this week. Forecasters are warning residents in California, Nevada,…

21 06 2024 | 18:09

The Guardian view on Europe’s imperilled green deal: time to outflank the radical right

Following the European parliament elections of 2019, the newly elected president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, told MEPs: “If there is one area where the world needs our…

21 06 2024 | 18:08

Business Production starts at Senegal's first offshore oil project

Production has started at Senegal's first offshore oil project, the Australian group Woodside Energy said Tuesday, as the country's new government eyes higher profits from natural resources. "This…

21 06 2024 | 18:08

Kenya’s protest movement forces a U-turn on tax hikes

Kenyan lawmakers scrapped some unpopular tax hikes in a controversial finance bill after protesters spearheaded widespread criticism of the plans. Demonstrators took to the streets on Tuesday,…

21 06 2024 | 18:07

ALGERIA: France’s Danone now treats its wastewater in the wilaya of Béjaia

Food giant Danone is bringing another aspect of its eco-responsible approach to Algeria via Danone Djurdjura, a merger between the French group and the Algerian dairy Djurdjura. Since 5 June 2024, a…

21 06 2024 | 18:03

CAMEROON: Private solar farms in Maroua and Guider to be expanded to 64 MWp

As load shedding continues to plague economic activities across Cameroon, Norwegian company Release by Scatec has reached an agreement with the authorities and utility Eneo to extend its solar power…

21 06 2024 | 18:03

Banks Are Finally Realizing What Climate Change Will Do to Housing

Rising sea levels, biodiversity collapse, extreme weather—these are the grisly horsemen of climate apocalypse. But don’t forget the fretting loan officers. A study published earlier this year found…