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Invest Africa and DLA Piper partner to support ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects

The project will assemble experts from the worlds of impact investment, development finance and law

The global law firm, DLA Piper, has partnered with Invest Africa (www.InvestAfrica.com), the leading trade and investment platform for African markets, to support the development of ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects. Clear Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets and measurements have become an increasingly important part of…

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Rwanda’s TOP AFRICA NEWS reporter among 50 Journalists to attend "Combatting the Climate Crisis through U.S. Innovations Virtual Reporting Tour"

These journalists have been specifically selected by U.S. Embassies and Consulates

Mr. Ange de la Victoire DUSABEMUNGU, a journalist from TOPAFRICANEWS.COM, Rwanda’s Panafrican News Website, is one of 50 journalists selected from around the world to take part in the United States' Combatting the Climate Crisis through the U.S. Innovations Virtual Reporting Tour. Mr. DUSABEMUNGU is an experienced Communications Associate with…

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AstraZeneca supports the local community in Kajiado in reforestation

The initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection

A collaboration between AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) and Global EverGreening Alliance to restore degraded agricultural and forest lands through planting 120 000 trees; the reforestation initiative will be introduced in Kajiado County; the initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection. The health of our environment is intricately connected to human health.…

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Rosatom announces winners of the “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition

The participants were encouraged to post their videos on Facebook to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region

Rosatom (www.Rosatom.com) announced the winners of the 6th Annual “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition at the special online awards ceremony. During the competition the participants were encouraged to post their videos on Facebook to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region. It…

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
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APICORP: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) energy investments to exceed USD805 bn over next five years

MENA can emerge as a major blue and green hydrogen-exporting region thanks to low-cost gas resources and strong renewable energy progress

APICORP’s (www.APICORP.org), latest MENA energy investment outlook sees a modest USD13 bn rise in committed and planned energy investment compared to previous year’s outlook; Renewables claim a significant share of almost 40% the estimated USD250 bn in power sector investments; Committed Gas investments projected to fall by USD9.5 bn to USD75 billion after…

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Somalia: Humanitarian Leadership declares Drought

More than 80 per cent of the country is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions

Based on observed drought conditions and rainfall forecasts, the Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community are deeply concerned about the deterioration of the dry conditions in Somalia which has now escalated to a drought situation. More than 80 per cent of the country is experiencing moderate to severe…

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Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank head says at EU-Africa Green Investment Forum

The hybrid forum was convened by Portugal and the European Investment Bank to mobilize private and public capital towards the green transition in Africa

Sounding a note of optimism at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum on Friday, African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina reminded global audiences of the continent’s vast opportunities for green growth. “Africa is a huge market offering incredible opportunities. The recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities. Recovery must…

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Leaders Summit on Climate: African Development Bank President says the continent is “ground zero” of the crisis as major economies boost climate targets

The African Development Bank is the only multilateral development bank to meet and exceed the 50% parity for climate adaptation and resilience

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina on Thursday joined 40 heads of state and government at the Leaders Summit on Climate, where the United States, Japan and Canada announced ambitious climate targets to address the escalating emergency. United States President Joe Biden said the US would aim…

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Egypt’s largest solar plant, Kom Ombo, receives US$ 114 million financing package

The package comprises loans of up to US$ 36 million from the EBRD, US$ 18 million from the OPEC Fund, US$ 17.8 million from the AfDB, US$ 23.8 million from the GCF and US$ 18 million from Arab Bank

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (www.EBRD.com), the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) (www.OPECFund.org), the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (www.GreenClimate.fund) and Arab Bank today signed a US$ 114 million financing package with ACWA Power for the construction of the largest…

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Somalia braces for record levels of displacement as drought takes hold

So far, 112,000 have been displaced in the first three months of 2021, of whom 34 per cent were uprooted because of drought

Somalia is bracing for record levels of displacement this year as drought ravages parts of the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without water and livelihoods. “Once again Somalia is facing the prospect of serious drought. Water and pasture resources are depleting every day and resulting in people abandoning…