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Monthly Archives: April, 2021

U.S. menthol cigarettes ban described as victory for public health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to ban menthol flavoured cigarettes, the last allowable flavour on the U.S. market....

Dirty energy projects will not develop Africa, activists tell govts

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has cautioned African governments anticipating that the continent will develop through fossil fuels extraction and...

Africa to double agricultural productivity as $17bn is pledged to increase food security

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over $17 billion in financing on Friday, April 30, 2021 during a high-level...

Urgent climate action needed to safeguard world’s oceans, says UN report

Governments need to take the world’s oceans more strongly into account while considering how to curb greenhouse emissions and adapting to the impacts of...

Zungeru hydropower dam project to go operational soon

The 700MW Zungeru hydro-eletric power dam being constructed by the Federal Government will soon become operational, Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has said. This...

Angola to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually

Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually. Angola’s Minister of State for...

German minister describes Constitutional Court ruling as support for climate action

In a ruling on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany obliged the government to define more precisely the reduction targets...

In Cameroon, illegal logging of high-value timber harms indigenous forest communities

Indigenous people living in forest communities are now facing the worrying consequences of illegal logging when their medicine sources and farms are devastated. In east...

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Lagos trains 50 town planners in drones deployment

Lagos State Government began a two-week training of  50 town planners on Monday, February 6, 2023, on effective operation of drones to monitor...
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Death toll could increase eight-fold in Turkey quake, says WHO

The death toll from a strong earthquake in south-eastern Turkey, near Syria's border, could rise eight-fold, the World Health...

South African court to hear case challenging Monsanto/Bayer’s drought tolerant GM maize

After five years of protracted legal proceedings, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, will on Tuesday, February 7...

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Lagos trains 50 town planners in drones deployment

Lagos State Government began a two-week training of  50 town planners on...

Death toll could increase eight-fold in Turkey quake, says WHO

The death toll from a strong earthquake in south-eastern...