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Video: Malaria control in Nigeria
Video: Malaria control in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation WHO says Africa is home to moe than 80% of malaria infections and deaths in the world. Despite the success of a recent malaria vaccine, Africans will have to wait for years before the vaccine becomes publicly available My report is focused on prevention and control of the spread of malaria as a key solution in ...

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Fresh revelations on Shell pollution in Nigeria

The lawyers of four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, who are pressing charges against Shell over the oil pollution in three villages in the Niger Delta, have obtained confidential records that shed new light on the working methods of the Shell oil company. On the basis of these documents, the lawyers are again asking the court in ...

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Oilwatch to Ecuadorian president: Keep oil firms out of Yasuni-ITT

President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been urged by Oilwatch International not to permit the extraction of crude oil from Yasuni-ITT in order to protect the region from environmental damage. In a recent correspondent to Correa, the environment watchdog group told the president to stand firm and continue to show leadership in the area of sound environmental ...

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Unveiling a new global low-carbon spirit

In a recent blog, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, sums up highlights of a new low-carbon pioneering spirit, made all the more urgent by increasing climate change impacts   Last month, I did some holiday reading and was inspired by Amy Larkin’s account of how the world in general – and businesses ...

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Stockholm forum explores ways to build water partnerships

Scientists, non-profit organisations and policymakers all over the world convene this week at the Stockholm International Water Institute in Sweden for this year’s World Water Week (WWW) to discuss new research and developments in water conservation – and most importantly, what needs to be done to ensure the protection of one of earth’s most valuable resources for future generations. In line with ...

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Lome Convention devises climate, post-2015 MDGs agenda

Recently, representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from West African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mauritania converged on Lome, Togo for the West Africa Regional civil society capacity building workshop on Climate Change and Post 2015 MDGs Sustainable Development Agenda organised by the Pan African ...

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2012 flood: Nigeria adopts disaster recovery plan

Nigerians are not in a hurry to forget the widespread flooding that ravaged a considerable part of the nation in 2012. The disaster was unprecedented in the country’s history. Despite warnings of heavy rains in 2013, the flooding of last year’s magnitude is however yet to manifest. But it was enough to jolt the Federal Government from its reverie and ...

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NCF, BirdLife in conservation scheme to renew livelihood, habitat

A team of nature conservation groups has embarked on an initiative designed to improve livelihood and habitats of migratory birds in the Sahel areas of Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mauritania. Tagged “Living on the Edge Project (LOTE),” the project is funded by the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij, an independent lottery that sets aside two-third of its profits for charities ...

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IPCC: Governments comment on draft Kyoto document

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will on Monday 2 September 2013 commence the final round of written comments by governments on the final draft of the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (KP Supplement). The exercise will end on 29 September 2013. This is the third stage of IPCC mandated reviews ...

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