Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Swedish Chemicals Agency join hands to support Zambia and Zimbabwe to reduce risks of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

As part of the workshop the delegates compared lists of identified HHPs, shared experiences of pesticide risk and needs assessment for HHPs and jointly identified viable alternatives

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) cause severe and irreversible harm to the environment and human health. They result in millions of involuntary poisoning cases each year, especially in low- and middle-income countries, with women and children working in agricultural environments the worst affected. To help phase out these highly toxic pesticides,…

Source: Energy Capital & Power |

Brimont Joins Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) 2024 as Bronze Sponsor

Consulting company Brimont will showcase its technology, process redesign and staff training solutions as a bronze sponsor of the Angola Oil & Gas conference in October

Angolan consulting and procurement company Brimont has joined the Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) 2024 conference as a bronze sponsor, showcasing its dedication to the growth of the Angolan oil and gas market. With a focus on technology, process redesign and staff training, Brimont aims to meet the evolving needs…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Empowers African Scientists to Manage Mapping of Regional Groundwater Resources

By analysing naturally occurring isotopes (a type of atom) in groundwater, scientists can assess the age, vulnerability and sustainability of water resources

Scientists in the Sahel are finding quality groundwater sources -- thanks to a nuclear technique and a decade of support and training from the IAEA. Water resources in Africa are under pressure due to growing water demand, water quality degradation and climate change. On the continent, more than 41 groundwater…

Source: AfriCatalyst |

AfriCatalyst calls for establishment of an African Methane Abatement Bond framework to finance methane action

Notably, 19 African countries are responsible for 80 percent of the continent’s methane emissions, with Nigeria, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Egypt contributing half of the total

AfriCatalyst (, a leading Dakar-based global development advisory group, has urged African leaders to develop a framework for issuing African Methane Abatement Bonds (AMAB). This urgent appeal accompanied the launch of AfriCatalyst’s groundbreaking report ( that sheds lights on the alarming surge in methane emissions across the continent and emphasizes…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Commonwealth Speakers visit, applaud CIPLA Quality Chemicals

The CIPLA QCIL plant is one of the four pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa accredited by the World Health Organisation to manufacture anti-retroviral drugs, anti-malarial drugs among others

Speakers and Presiding Officers from the Commonwealth have visited the CIPLA Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd (CIPLA QCIL) in Luzira, a Kampala suburb, where they were amazed at the factory’s capacity to produce essential medicines that African countries largely import from abroad. The CIPLA QCIL plant is one of the four…

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…