Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

It also demonstrates the impact of plastic, at every stage of its production, on underprivileged communities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scathing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy countries. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution (, exposes the truth about how the plastic industry…

Source: Karen Van Der Wath |

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRRR) (By Karen Van Der Wath)

New plastics regulations in Mauritius could have severe unintended consequences!

By Karen Van Der Wath – President of We-Recycle Mauritius and Carbon & Energy Management Consultant The government of Mauritius have proposed bold new measures to curb plastic waste. While the intentions behind the mooted regulations are commendable, we are firmly of the view that the proposed new policies for…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

fairtrade launches Virtual for all Middle East Africa 2021

Focus on Middle East Africa's (MEA) agrofood & plastprintpack sector on 31 May to 02 June

After the great success of Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa ( in November 2020, the German trade show specialist fairtrade Messe ( is launching another digital format with the Virtual for all Middle East Africa ( from 31 May to 02 June 2021. The organisers' aim with this event is…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia |

Coronavirus - Liberia: Ministry of Health (MOH) staff participate in Biological, Radiological and Nuclear's (CBRNe) Risk Communication Workshop

The workshop which gathered over 50 participants was held at the A La Lagoon Hotel in Oldest Congo Town, outside Monrovia

Employees of the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 joined other government line ministries and agencies as well as community based organizations to participate in a day long risk communication workshop aimed at training participants on COVID-19 awareness, prevention and risk mitigation techniques in affected areas across…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis

Staff in the four healthcare facilities in Bangui are being provided with additional handwashing stations, chlorine and gloves

The struggle against COVID-19 is intensifying against the background of the alarming spread of the disease in the Central African Republic (CAR). Although the number of recorded cases has exceeded 4,500, some people still do not believe that the disease exists, thus jeopardizing efforts to counter it. Complying with hygiene…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa and Zambia to strengthen Trade Relations

The theme for this year’s meeting is Developing Afrocentric solutions and forging partnership in response to COVID-19

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Ms Nomalungelo Gina will address a virtual Trade and Investment seminar with Zambia. The two day-session will take place tomorrow,  9 July 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 from 09:00 The theme for this year’s meeting is…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande on funding awards to South Africa Coronavirus COVID-19 testing ability

Department of Science and Innovation ramp up funding awards to South Africa COVID-19 Testing Ability

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), a DSI entity made seven funding awards to local companies, organisations and researchers in order to ramp up the country's ability to produce locally developed reagents and test kits for…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Guidance on Environmental decontamination in the context of COVID-19

Scope: This guidance details basic decontamination principles and procedures that should be followed to decontaminate the physical environment in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Surface contamination and transmission risk all differ by the type of setting and the volume of people that frequent each setting (e.g. healthcare…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Coronavirus - World Ocean Day: Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and green economies

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea awards Contract to American Company Nexant for Methanol-to-Derivatives Plant

The project is part of the Year of Investment and was previously agreed during a meeting last January

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea, in collaboration with the Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), awarded American company Nexant the feasibility study for the construction of a new formaldehyde production plant in Punta Europa. The project is part of the Year of Investment and was previously…