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    • Greenpeace Africa calling on all to join environmental activism
    • Colourful participants during celebrations in Senegal
    • Cross section of celebrants during Greenpeace Africa's 10th anniversary
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    • Greenpeace Africa's Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi welcomes participants in Johannesburg
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Greenpeace Africa Celebrates A Decade Of Environmental Activism

Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution

This November, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) celebrates 10 years of environmental activism on the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution. As part of commemorative activities in South Africa and Senegal, artwork will be…

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    • Dr Fatoumata Nafo - Traore IFRC Director, Africa Region and Ecobank CESA Regional Executive and MD Kenya exchange documents after signing an agreement aimed at strengthening local communities in Africa
    • Ecobank Kenya Head of Legal Carol Mbenge - standing - guides IFRC Director, Africa Region Dr Fatoumata Nafo - Traore and Ecobank CESA Regional Executive and MD Kenya Mr Sam Adjei on the partnership agreement
    • IFRC Africa team left - right Mr Samuel Asamoah, Mr Euloge Ishimwe and Director Africa Region Dr Fatoumata Nafo - Traore
    • IFRC Africa team left - right Director Africa Region Dr Fatoumata Nafo - Traore, Communications Manager Africa Region Mr Euloge Ishimwe and Head Policy, Strategy Africa Region Mr Samuel Asamoah,
    • Ecobank Group and IFRC teams at the Ecobank Kenya and CESA Regional Hub for the partnership signoff ceremony
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Ecobank partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to strengthen local communities in Africa

The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available to them is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (www.IFRC.org) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in…

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ShelterTech Accelerator Program Comes to Kenya

The ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya brings together entrepreneurs, government, corporations and development partners in mapping out and showcasing innovation in improving access to shelter

Habitat for Humanity’s (www.Habitat.org/emea) Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter launches its first ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program. It aims to facilitate housing markets better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan start-ups and growth-stage companies that are bringing shelter products and services to…

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Joao Lourenco, the former defence minister selected by President dos Santos became his successor with over 61 percent of the vote, raised hopes of the restoration of human rights as he pledged to “govern for all Angolans” (from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC)

It was anticipated the new administration would ensure accountability for past human rights abuses, protection of freedom of the media and respect for freedom of expression, assembly and association as well as curtailing abuses by security forces

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC Such hopes have turned to despair as the same repressive state apparatus namely "homem dos sete ofícios" who is known as the man who holds many hats in Angola: General Miala (Fernando Miala, who came to be arrested during the Presidency of José Eduardo…

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Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai

During the month of October, an estimated 360,000 Congolese have poured across the nine border crossings that the Democratic Republic of Congo shares with Angola

An estimated 360,000 Congolese have crossed the border from Angola and back into DR Congo during October. Most of them are arriving to Kasai, where the influx aggravates an already dire humanitarian crisis and risks fuelling new conflicts, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). "The expulsion of Congolese from Angola…

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Al-Sumait Prize 2019 Invitation for Nominations

The prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the proposed three fields (Food Security, Health and Education), and has a value of $1,000,000 (One million US dollars)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

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    • Greenpeace Africa projects ‘coal kills’ message on Duvha coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga - South Africa, in response to the news that the province is the biggest pollution hotspot in the world. Greenpeace calls on the South African government to ensure Eskom complies with air quality legislation and that a coal-free IRP is finalised this year to provide clean and healthy air for all
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New satellite data reveals the world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga - South Africa

Mpumalanga is home to a cluster of twelve coal fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32 gigawatts owned and operated by Eskom

A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date. Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) analysis of the data points to coal and transport as the two principle sources of air…

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Habitat for Humanity finds Housing Microfinance helps improve living conditions in Kenya

A new report reveals significant increases in the quality of life among clients who obtain microfinance loans for housing improvements

A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s (www.Habitat.org) Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life. The report is an impact evaluation study of the Building Assets,…

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Mass expulsions from Angola have put thousands of Congolese at risk in Democratic Republic of Congo – Bachelet

Since the beginning of October, some 330,000 people have reportedly crossed from Angola

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday warned that the mass deportation of Congolese nationals from Angola has already resulted in serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border, and left at least 330,000 returnees in an extremely precarious situation. Since the…