Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Workshop of Eritrean Chemical Society

Presenters of research papers discussed the significance of setting up forums of this kind to advance public awareness and placing chemical experts in organizations where their expertise could be useful

Eritrean Chemical Society held its 11th congress on 20 October in Asmara under the theme “Enhancing the Role of Chemistry in the Society”. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Petros Hailemariam, representative of the Ministry of Education, noting that members of the Eritrean Chemical Society are from various educational and service provision…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union (AU) Continental Technical Experts’ Consultation on Strengthening Synthetic Drug Supply Reduction

The Continental Consultation on Synthetic Drug Supply Reduction was strategically formulated under the implementation of the African Union (AU) Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention

The African Union Commission Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) through the Social Welfare, Drug Control and Crime Prevention Division, organized a 3-day, Continental capacity building workshop on synthetic drug supply reduction, followed by an intergovernmental experts’ meeting, to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive and integrated strategies…

Source: Yara International ASA |

Yara's participation in Yara Cameroon acquired by NJS Group, the minority shareholder

Once this transaction is completed, NJS Group will become the sole shareholder of the company with a clear objective of optimizing its offerings for the agricultural sector

Yara International ASA (, a global leader in plant nutrition headquartered in Oslo, Norway, announces that it has finalized an agreement to sell its majority stake in Yara Cameroon to NJS Group, which has been the minority shareholder since the company's inception in 1995. Once this transaction is completed, NJS Group…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

World Environment Day brings solutions to plastic pollution into focus

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, after it was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972

Individuals, communities, civil society, businesses and governments around the world today marked World Environment Day with a focus on solutions to plastic pollution, with official celebrations held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of the Netherlands. The focus on solutions to plastic pollution this World Environment Day is particularly…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea participates at Chemicals and Waste Management Conference

The Conference that incorporated the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions was held under the theme “Accelerating Action: Targets for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste”

Eritrean delegation comprising Ms. Aster Redaezghi, from the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, and Mr. Adm Osman, Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Switzerland, have participated at the Chemicals and Waste Management Conference that was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 12 May. The Conference that incorporated…

Source: Development Partners International (DPI) |

Solevo, a leading African distributor of specialty chemicals sold by Helios to DPI-led consortium

Acquisition will support growth of critical specialty chemical inputs portfolio and accelerate geographic expansion

Solevo is a leading specialty chemicals distribution platform operating across eight countries in West and Central Africa, delivering critical inputs to high GDP contributing sectors in life sciences and industrials; Africa is one of the fastest growing markets for chemicals globally, driven by secular trends towards urbanisation, industrialisation and a…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Stop exporting cancer causing products to Africa- Tayebwa tells European Union (EU)

Tayebwa condemned the EU member states for exporting banned pesticides and products to developing countries

The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has rallied developing countries to jointly reject what he described as unfair trade and deceitful practices by the European Union. Speaking at the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary conference in Brussels, Belgium, Tayebwa condemned the EU member states for exporting banned pesticides and products…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Gabon, Jamaica and Sri Lanka unite to fight hazardous skin lightening products

The Eliminating mercury skin lightening products project will work to reduce the risk of exposure to mercury-added skin lightening products

Gabon, Jamaica and Sri Lanka have joined forces to reduce the environmental and health toll of the skin lightening industry; $14-million initiative will support a holistic approach to eliminate mercury from skin lightening products and promote the beauty of all skin tones; many skin lightening products include mercury, posing significant…

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United Nations (UN) experts to intervene in Zambia lead pollution case

The lawsuit against mining giant Anglo American was filed on behalf of women and children in Zambia’s central Kabwe District, who are the alleged victims of lead poisoning

A South African court has allowed a group of UN-appointed experts to intervene in a class action lawsuit against a mining company based in Zambia, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, reported on Thursday.  The lawsuit against mining giant Anglo American was filed on behalf of women and children in…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Project set to help Indo-Pacific region fight plastic pollution

Funding from the United Kingdom extends to the region UNCTAD’s work on sustainable manufacturing and plastic substitutes

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and UNCTAD have extended to the Indo-Pacific region a joint programme that works with governments, researchers and businesses to reduce manufacturing’s environmental footprint in developing countries.   The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme, which the FDCO and UNCTAD have been implementing in…