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Africa’s youth are a ‘ticking time bomb’

A common problem raised in all the presentations was the lack of government initiatives to promote land ownership and land use among youths

A representative from Namibia’s Ministry of Land and Resettlement at the 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA2017) in Addis Ababa, Prisca Mandimika, has urged African governments to ensure that land reforms and acquisition processes favour the youth, stating, “Youths constitute the biggest social group in Africa and are…

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Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

‘Heat tolerant’ durum wheat discovery can help eradicate poverty   Research wins international Food Security prize A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali [1], potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore…

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Congolese officials stop Greenpeace Africa awareness campaign about the importance of the Congo Basin forest

The Esperanza has been on a month-long tour of the coast of Central Africa to raise awareness about the importance of the Congo Basin forest

Greenpeace’s (www.Greenpeace.com) ship, the Esperanza was barred on Tuesday from berthing at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. For two days, the ship had anchored in Congolese waters. But port and government officials in Pointe Noire refused her to berth, claiming no prior knowledge about the…

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Scientists confirm presence of peatlands in Democratic Republic of Congo

A major threat for the peatland is industrial logging. Of a total of 57 logging concessions in the DRC, at least 29, covering around 5 million hectares, are illegal

Scientist have confirmed the presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an expedition in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - capital of the province of Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo). The first Congo Basin peatlands map was published in January 2017, in…

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ECA’s Denton urges Africa to enhance uptake and use of Climate Information Services

Over 60 percent of socio-economic activities on the continent are weather and climate related

African countries should fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programmes and practice, says Ms. Fatima Denton, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director. Speaking during the opening session of a workshop to mark Climate Information Services Day held in Addis Ababa Friday under the…

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African Climate Policy Center’s Murombedzi urges Africa to mainstream climate information services into development policies

Unless Africa develops a strong, scientific understanding of the impacts of the changing weather and climate patterns on its vital sectors and how this will change in the future, the continent’s sustainable development agenda was at risk.

Africa’s core economic sectors are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change, says James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC). Speaking at the beginning of a two-day Training of Trainers workshop in Addis Ababa, Mr. Murombedzi said it…

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Scientific expedition in the peatlands of the Congo Basin to understand the role of peatlands in regulating climate change

Peatlands have a tremendous capacity to store carbon and the expedition seeks to show the existence of peatlands in the intact forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the importance of these peatlands in regulating climate change

Greenpeace (http://APO.af/2gzfEv) Africa is organising an expedition in the peatlands of the Congo Basin forests with scientists and government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo from October 27 - 29. The expedition taking place in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - capital of the province of…

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The Esperanza joins the Greenpeace Africa campaign in the DRC to save the Congo Basin forest

The Esperanza docked on Tuesday, 24 October at the port of Boma, in the Kongo Central province, and will travel the waters of the Congo River to anchor at the port of Matadi for nearly ten days

The Esperanza, the largest ship in the Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) fleet is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of its tour of the coasts of Central African countries with a message: “Give the Congo Basin forest a chance”. It is also the slogan of the ship tour that began in…

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Green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap has immense benefits, says ECA’s Mofor

The establishment of GGGI regional hub in Addis Ababa in the near future will strengthen its support to African countries to achieve green infrastructure successfully

Following a green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap can create public and private value with co-benefits across a diverse range of stakeholders and goals, says Linus Mofor, Senior Environmental Affairs Officer for Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Change at the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). In remarks at…

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ENGIE accelerates its development in the off-grid energy market by joining forces with Fenix, a pioneer in Africa’s Solar Home System market

This investment will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to decarbonized, decentralized energy by 2020, using the latest digital technologies

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) and Fenix (www.FenixIntl.com) announce that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire [1] 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where…