Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

Source: INTERPOL |

Global crackdown on illegal wildlife and timber trade: INTERPOL and World Customs Organization join forces

In Southern Africa, Namibian authorities intercepted large amounts of timber before they were smuggled into the region

World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen hundreds of arrests and the disruption of wildlife and timber crime networks globally. Codenamed “Thunder 2022”, the month-long (3-30 October) operation brought together police, customs, financial intelligence units, wildlife and forestry enforcement agencies from 125 countries - the largest number of…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) gifts 51 Ghaf trees to African partners to celebrate 51st anniversary of relations

The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan believed that the Ghaf tree represented an important source of life, unity, and brotherhood

In celebration of 51 years of relations based on mutual respect and benefit with African countries, the UAE gifted 51 Ghaf trees to African partners as a gesture of cooperation and keenness to strengthen ties. His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, remarked: "The late Sheikh…

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Opening in Agadir of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting Local Governments (FAMI_6)

The Forum is organized by the Pan-African Organization of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), through its African Local Government Academy

The 6th edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting Territorial Communities (FAMI 6_2022) opened its work in the city of Agadir, on Monday, November 28 at the Training Center of the School of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Ibn Zohr University, and will continue until…

Source: Government of UK |

Innovative new projects join Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

Fifteen innovative low-carbon projects have been selected to join the UK’s Climate Finance Accelerator - they will each receive tailored capacity building to help them find investment

These new projects from across South Africa have been announced as the second cohort of projects for Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa support, following a call for proposals that attracted 166 applications. The chosen projects come from the energy, transportation, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses), circular economy…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

United Nation’s (UN) highest environmental honour celebrates ecosystem restoration

The annual Champions of the Earth award has been awarded to trailblazers at the forefront of efforts to protect our natural world

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced its 2022 Champions of the Earth, honouring a conservationist, an enterprise, an economist, a women’s rights activist, and a wildlife biologist for their transformative action to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem degradation. Since its inception in 2005, the annual Champions of the Earth award…

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COVID-19 and Climate Change - Working with Communities and Nature to Build Resilience to Shocks and Stressors in Africa (By Dianne Tipping-Woods)

As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27 takes place, there are hopes that ‘the African COP’ will mobilise the funds and actions needed for a climate-resilient Africa

By Dianne Tipping-Woods of Africa Nature-Based Tourism Platform (https://NatureBasedTourism.africa/) Farmer Ndaula Liwela, from Machita settlement in Namibia’s Zambezi province, points to the scattered flowers of a baobab tree lying on the dry ground close to her homestead. “The fruit this year will be small and few,” she says, even though…

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Angama Amboseli to Open November 2023

Angama Amboseli will be a gentle start or finish to any East African safari, and a lovely contrast to the wide open plains of the Maasai Mara

Angama (https://Angama.com) is delighted to announce the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli (https://bit.ly/3EchcMU), an intimate lodge of just 10 suites in the private 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the famed backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. “Set within a fever tree forest where some of Africa’s last Super Tuskers* roam, Angama Amboseli will…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates Embassy supervises planting of Ghaf trees in Côte d’Ivoire

The Ghaf tree has major cultural and historical significance to the UAE, as it provided shade under which members of society gathered and in turn promoted unity, tolerance, and coexistence

The UAE Embassy in Abidjan supervised the planting of Ghaf trees in the Abobo region in the presence of Her Excellency Kandia Camara, Minister of State, Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and the Diaspora of Côte d'Ivoire, and Laurent Tchagba, Minister of Water and Forests. In her remarks, Najla…

Source: African Energy Week (AEW) |

Leveraging Regional Pipeline Systems to Improve Energy Security in Africa

Under a mandate to make energy poverty history by 2030, African Energy Week hosted a panel discussion that explored the numerous pipeline projects currently underway in Africa

A number of major pipeline projects are currently underway across the African continent that are set to significantly improve energy security through intra-African connections. As these developments start to come online, opportunities to un-strand oil and gas assets and drive socioeconomic growth have emerged. During African Energy Week (AEW) 2022…