Category : Natural Resources

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XIV World Forestry Congress

Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry The need for governments, civil society and the private sector to boost investment in forests as a key element for…

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Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA)

The first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) kick started in Kenya from 31st August – 4th September 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Forum discussed how Earth Observation data through the MESA Project supports policy, planning…

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Press Conference on "Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments"

Akon: Electricity for 600m Africans untrue

Media claims that Akon Lighting Africa (ALA), the organisation founded by multi-platinum selling singer Akon, will bring access to electricity to 600 million people in Africa are wrong according to ALA themselves. Social media and media alike were full of…

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West Africa: agricultural growth

  West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

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Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn

Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence, it was reported on 2nd April. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to…

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Women process cassava for food preparation in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. $6.2 million is urgently needed to prevent further worsening of the food security situation. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale

Central African Republic: farmers need urgent help

Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture…

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Central Africa: forest industry as game changer

As host to the Congo Basin – the world’s second forest expanse, Central has to take advantage of the opportunities that the forest industry offers for the sub-region’s transformation. This would be achieved if the countries of the region progressively…

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Summit to advance partnerships for power developers

Over the last 20 years EnergyNet has co-ordinated investor meetings with some of the most reliable and successful power developers operating on the continent of Africa.  Symbion Power, GE, Siemens, Copperbelt, Goldwind, Azura Power, Aldwych, Karpowership, Globeleq, Schneider Electric, ESBi,…

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Zimbabwe: Engen offers low sulphur-diesel

Engen is the first petroleum company in Zimbabwe to extensively offer the environmental benefits of low-sulphur diesel (designated as 50 parts per million or 50ppm). The African energy multinational says as the world makes ever greater strides towards a greener…

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HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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