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13 04 2021 | 10:24

Angry protest in Tunisia over garbage shipment from Italy.

At a time when 600 containers of hazardous and toxic waste destined for Tunisia have been blocked by the Italian customs authorities, civil society activists from the port city of Sousse gathered on…

13 04 2021 | 10:07

Effort to Return Benin Bronzes to Africa Remains Ongoing Challenge.

LONDON - The promise to return several Benin Bronzes from three Western institutions to the former Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria was celebrated by many. But returning all the artifacts looted by…

13 04 2021 | 09:53

South Africa sets out to tighten 2030 emissions target.

South Africa’s economy is shifting from heavy industry to service sectors, allowing for deeper carbon cuts, but coal lingers in the energy mix. South Africa is proposing to deepen its emissions cuts…

13 04 2021 | 09:09

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Power Its Covid Recovery.

Suleiman Babamanu is implementing the country’s largest investment in solar energy. Suleiman Babamanu’s path to the heart of Nigeria’s biggest solar power program started in disappointment. After…

12 04 2021 | 16:10

A Just Climate Transition for Africa.

In 2021, developed countries must work with low-income, developing, and emerging economies to chart a path toward a low-carbon future – and clear barriers to progress. This means, first and foremost…

12 04 2021 | 15:51

Remarks at the Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa COVID-Climate Emergency: Delivering the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme

Thank you very much. Excellencies,     I thank the African Development Bank and the Global Center for Adaption for convening us today.      As the world confronts a pandemic, a recession and a…

07 04 2021 | 10:29

Investing in Africa’s Engineers to build resilience against Change in Climate

Over the last couple of years, there have been significant events that raised valid questions around the impact of shifting weather patterns and climate change on the African continent. In March 2019…

07 04 2021 | 10:26

How to end domestic violence: Burundi's lessons for the world.

A group of men in Burundi is going against tradition to support and empower women by raising men's awareness of gender-based violence. The community is called the Abatangamuco, meaning "those who…

07 04 2021 | 10:23

Sudan formally requests four-party mediation over Ethiopian dam.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s prime minister has written to the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union, and the United States to formally request their mediation on the Nile water being…

07 04 2021 | 09:39

Britain’s ‘brutal’ cuts to overseas aid put African science projects in peril.

Lifesaving research on fighting drought and climate change at risk after snap decision to halt crucial funding. For two years, the Rwandan-born scientist Anita Etale has been leading efforts to…

07 04 2021 | 09:00

Open season in Sudan as trophy hunters flock to shoot rare ibex.

Conservationists fear for endangered Nubian ibex in Sudan as westerners sold permits to hunt. Sudanese conservationists have accused trophy hunters of exploiting the country’s political transition…

05 04 2021 | 10:04

UK rules out public subsidy for East African oil pipeline

UK Export Finance will no longer back oil and gas projects overseas, shutting off a potential source of support for a major pipeline across Uganda and Tanzania. The UK has ruled out billions of…

05 04 2021 | 09:37

Ghana: Reliance on LNG means increased fuel price risk and further unaffordable generation contracts.

African nations must learn from developing Asia's expensive fossil-fuelled power problems Ghana is set to become the first Sub-Saharan nation to import LNG as the government continues its attempts…

04 04 2021 | 09:01

Why airlifting rhinos upside down is critical to conservation.

Swinging above the African savannah, an upside-down rhino suspended from a helicopter looks comically surreal. But for the black rhino, flying to new territory is no laughing matter -- it's about…

04 04 2021 | 08:48

The Gambia upholds ban on skin bleaching.

Gambian lawmakers voted to uphold a ban on skin-lightening products after a debate in parliament. Skin-lightening or bleaching agents, especially unauthorised ones, may cause multiple health risks…

04 04 2021 | 08:43

Wealthy countries 'are buying up far more COVID-19 vaccines than they need' — and that's bad news for the end of the pandemic

Getting COVID-19 vaccine doses into arms is cracking along in some countries, but in the poorest, it's barely started at all. And if vaccination rates in low- and middle-income nations are not…

01 04 2021 | 12:33

GREENPEACE AFRICA: You are being force-fed plastic by wealthy countries

Tell the world's top polluters to #BreakFreeFromPlas

30 03 2021 | 10:09

Solar for Schools Community Project

The Solar for Schools Community Project was established under the Solar Up Nigeria (SUN) program of Glow Initiative for Economic Empowerment to provide access to solar power for rural electrification…

24 03 2021 | 12:47

GREENPEACE AFRICA: Pollution is killing Kenya's lakes, NEMA must Act

The recent tragedy of poisoned fish in Kenya's Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria is threatening both the health of consumers and the livelihoods of communities living around them.

22 03 2021 | 09:53

Pearl recycling’s simple but creative approach towards tackling Climate Change in Nigeria.

Despite the scorching heat that afternoon, Sanya sat in a restaurant opposite his house to catch the second half of the Champions League finals. Every second, the room became even hotter as the heat…