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DLA Piper report shows trends in Africa’s energy transition

Significant differences also exist between countries in energy supply diversity and power systems which is resulting in inconsistent development across the continent

DLA Piper (www.DLAPiper.com/) Africa has released the Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report. Comprised of 21 country chapters, the report is an in-depth look at where the continent stands in regards to the energy transition, as well as the challenges and opportunities that will arise in the next five to…

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What to expect from BizTrends 02.02.2022

This highly specialised session will focus on the do's, don'ts and legalities involved in future brand collabs with artists, fashion designers and influencers

As the excitement builds up to the launch of BizTrends 2022, we get behind the speakers confirmed to share their vision of the future via specialised trend forecasting and analysis techniques at BizTrends 02.02.2022 event, an afternoon trend intensive scheduled to take place online Wednesday, 2 February 2022, from 13h00-17h30.…

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International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

The partnership, which is valued at almost MWK 170 million has been established under the ILO’s ‘Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa’ project

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) have entered into a new partnership to strengthen trade union action in the fight against child labour in Malawi, with a focus on tea and coffee supply chains in the country’s Chitipa, Mulanje, Mzimba, Ntchisi, and Thyolo…

Source: Amnesty International |

Nigeria: Escalating attacks targeting children endanger right to education

More than 780 children abducted for ransom in 2021

More than 61 children still in captivity months after mass abduction by bandits; More than 780 children abducted for ransom in 2021; Many schools shutdown indefinitely because of rising insecurity. Nigerian authorities are failing children as at least 61 children in northern Nigeria remain in captivity, months after their abduction…

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Special envoy Kubiš meets HNEC Chief, renews UN commitments to support Libyans in holding free, fair, inclusive elections free from threats and intimidation

The Special Envoy was briefed about the progress made so far by the HNEC in the preparation for holding parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December 2021

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Jan Kubis yesterday met with the Chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Dr. Imad al-Sayeh in Tripoli. The Special Envoy was briefed about the progress made so far by the HNEC…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan sends a message on the occasion of UAE’s National Day

The unity of the seven Emirates serves as a constant reminder and example of brotherhood, peace and tolerance in an increasingly-divided world

President Wavel Ramkalawan has sent a message to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the occasion of the UAE’s National Day. The President’s message reads: “Your Highness, On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates, the…

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In Lakes state, 16 Days of Activism reaches school students, civil society and women’s representatives

More than 40 participants— schoolgirls, women’s groups and civil society—congregated at a day-long forum organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

The impact of early and forced marriages on young girls: This was the burning topic of discussion as Lakes, South Sudan marked the ongoing 16 Days of Activism. More than 40 participants— schoolgirls, women’s groups and civil society—congregated at a day-long forum organized by the United Nations Mission in South…

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ECOWAS President accredits new republic of Ghana and France Ambassadors to ECOWAS

The President appreciated the critical role played by both countries in the areas of peace and stability in the region

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has received the letters of credence of two new Ambassadors at a ceremony at the ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja. The newly accredited envoys are H.E Alhaji Rashid Bawa, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to the Federal Republic of…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Mainstreaming sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem resilience for improved livelihoods in Zimbabwe

This initiative will support a cross-sector approach which will result in mainstreaming of sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem

The process of land degradation negatively affects 3.2 billion people globally out of which 2 billion are located across dryland regions. Promoting and investing in healthy and vibrant drylands worldwide is therefore key to build back better and to promote a resilient world that fosters food security, biodiversity, addresses climate…

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"Siyanithuma, now do more!" Greenpeace Africa tells SA government

A just transition to renewable energy is the best and most immediate solution to many of South Africa's woes, according to Greenpeace Africa

In November, Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/) Africa demanded more climate action from the South African government. Activists gathered in Gandhi Square to display a banner that read: "Government, All Eyes On You!" The organisation is calling for the South African government to use the recently approved just transition partnership, valued at R131…