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Civil society clamours renewable energy access ahead of ministers’ forum


The quest for renewable energy is more of an opportunity for Africa than a cry for help to shift, a workshop to consolidate the civil societies’ voice ahead of this year’s African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 2019) has been told. Participants at the meeting “Unless and until people are involved in solving the problems they face, this is a ...

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TDB, UNEP to collaborate on climate finance

Joyce Msuya

In a pledge to continue stepping-up its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation action, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UN Environment Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya Endorsed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the MOU effectively establishes a framework of cooperation through ...

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Africa bids for presidency as UCLG converges on Durban


As the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress holds from November 11 to 15 in Durban, South Africa, the UCLG Africa has announced its intention to contest the global body’s presidency for the 2019-2022 term. Durban, South Africa The candidate who represents Africa for this position is Dr. Mohamed Boudra, Mayor of Al Hoceima, Morocco; President of the ...

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Youths, activists seek cancellation of approval for Ugandan oil scheme

Tilenga oil project

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, court heard the case through which civil society organisations (CSOs) and youth in Uganda under the Guild Presidents’ Forum on Governance (GPFOG) want the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate of approval for the Tilenga oil project to be cancelled. The Tilenga oil project The hearing took place at the Kampala High Court and this was ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Sports Ministry signs MoU with Japanese city for Team Nigeria camp venue

Sunday Dare

While Nigeria is preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday with the Japanese City of Kisarazu, which will camp the Team Nigeria. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made this revelation in a statement signed by his special ...

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Enugu council enacts law to protect primates


The Oji River Local Government of Enugu State in Nigeria has passed a bill into law to protect primates found in two communities in the area. The communities are Akpugoeze and Inyi . The endangered Sclater’s Guenon monkey is endemic to South-East Nigeria Tagged the “Primate Rights Law”, the legislation became effective on November 1, 2019. Council officials said they ...

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Kenya to plant 2bn tree seedlings by 2022

Tree planting

Kenya has said that it will increase forest cover to at least 10 per cent by planting two billion tree seedlings by 2022. Tree planting Kariako Tobiko, Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary, said this on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in a speech read on his behalf in the lakeside city of Kisumu by acting National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) Director-General, ...

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on timetable for filling, operating Nile dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday, November 7, 2019 said that the meeting held in Washington over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has ended with “a clear timetable for filling and operating the dam”. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam “The U.S.-brokered talks over the controversial dam being constructed by Ethiopia on the Nile River brought positive results,” the ministry ...

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Govt urged to outlaw bush burning to save ecosystem

Bush burning

Some environment experts on Thursday, November 7, 2019 urged the Federal Government to outlaw the practice of bush burning for any reason to save the nation’s ecosystem. Bush burning In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the experts condemned bush burning due to its harmful effect on the environment and danger to human beings. Ms ...

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World Bank supports Bauchi urban water project

Suleiman Adamu

The Managing Director of Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC), Mr Aliyu Gital, says the World Bank is supporting the state government in expanding its urban water project. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Gital told newsmen on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Bauchi, the state capital, that expansion would supply potable water to over one million residents in the ...

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