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Climate crisis threatens food security for women and girls

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ABUJA – Women and girls, especially in rural communities, continue to face the brunt of the climate crisis that exacerbates pre-existing inequalities, jeopardizes their food security and feeds instability and migration, warns the United Nations World Food Programme on International Women’s Day. International...

Osinbajo, World Economic Forum rally support for Africa on climate change, COVID-19, terrorism

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By Jacob Kubeka - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the international community to support Africa’s efforts in combatting climate change, containing the  COVID-19 pandemic, fighting terrorism, as well as curbing poverty. Osinbajo, who raised these concerns on Friday in...

Civil groups task CSOs, Media, others on climate change peril, illicit cash flow…

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... Say illicit financial flow responsible for misery, Penury With the glaring threat posed by climate change to the world, groups from anti-corruption agencies, the media, civil society organisations (local and International), community based groups and labour and the academia...

Kenya: Uhuru to convene climate talks at UN conference

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By Kwanta Douglas - Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, will lead discussions on Africa's critical role in addressing the climate problem at the United Nations climate conference (COP26), which begins next week in Glasgow, Scotland. A side event will be held...

Only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth supplied by renewables – Report

By Mbafan Ade - Wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, forcing a record fall in global coal power, according to an analysis of global electricity revealed that. The Global Electricity Review, published by energy think...

Kenya still at risk despite UN plastics nod: Greenpeace

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NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23, 2021/ -- In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, UNEP has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa...

AfDB commits $12.5bn to climate finance

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed an additional 12.5 billion dollars to climate finance between 2020 to 2025 in Africa. President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the first online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021...

AfDB launches $20bn Desert-to-Power program, pledges $6.5bn to support Great Green Wall

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By TOM CHIAHEMEN - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to mobilize $6.5 billion in support of the Great Green Wall over the next five years. President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made the pledge at the...

Hurricane Chalane racing towards Mozambique

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After forging a path toward Madagascar last week, Hurricane Chalane is now headed for Mozambique, a US weather forecaster, AccuWeather, said on Monday. Chalane has become the first land-falling cyclone of the season in the southern Indian Ocean. It made landfall...

Tropical Storm Chalane brings heavy wind, rain but limited damage in Madagascar

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Tropical Storm Chalane, which formed last week in the Indian Ocean, hit the Fenoarivo Atsinanana District Sunday with maximum wind gusts of between 40 and 50 km per hour, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said here...

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NNPC Ltd: Equatorial Guinea says Nigeria a great example for Africa

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Mr Gabriel Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea has lauded the initiative of the Nigerian government for the new Nigeria National Petroleum...

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