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Right Livelihood Lecture: Ngongo clamours energy alternatives, collective response to climate change

Rene Ngongo

Over the past six years, the Benin City-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the University of Port Harcourt have hosted the Right Livelihood College Lectures at the University of Port Harcourt – one of the nine campuses of the Right Livelihood College (RLC) globally. Rene Ngongo The RLC is a global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood ...

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Stakeholders propose energy alternatives for Africa

solar panels

From June 22 to 23, 2020, local and international civil society groups from Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Brazil, Philippines, Algeria, Kenya and Nigeria joined Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in a virtual dialogue / School of Ecology on Climate and Power Alternatives. Participants underlined the need to review the nation’s energy needs along the lines of cheap and available renewable ...

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Standard Bank petitioned not to finance East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

East Africa crude oil pipeline

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank, has been petitioned not to finance the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which stands to be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world. Standard Bank has come under intense pressure not to finance the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) The petition, which was handed over to Standard Bank staff on Thursday, ...

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Cross River accused of marginalising women in COVID-19 pandemic containment

Ben Ayade

Wanel-aedon Development Association popularly called Waneledon, a feminist group, has said that rural women and girls in Akamkpa, Etung and Obubra Local Government Areas in Cross River State have been marginalised on measures by the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State This submission was made by Joy Ogar, Secretary General of Waneledon, during ...

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African New Green Deal could be bedrock of Covid-19 recovery strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic, now nearly four months old in Africa, has ushered in an unprecedented interconnected health, social and economic crisis across Africa as it has in most of the world.It has struck every country with varied impacts on different aspects of life. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union By mid-June more than 260,000 ...

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How coronavirus impacts Nigeria’s oil output


Governments, across the world, are adjusting to the new reality as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is here to stay. Many European countries are looking for targeted ways to predict and stop outbreaks before it comes back in the form of the third or fourth wave. In Nigeria, things seem pretty much controlled. Oil exploration However, the country is facing a major ...

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Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on poor communities in Addis Ababa

Covid-19 Ethiopia

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated some of the best health care systems in the world. Having felt such damage by what are considered “developed” nations, the world has been anticipating a potentially disastrous rampage in Africa. Hanna and Soliyana, Abinet’s wife and daughter Most African nations have been left to clean up decades of poor healthcare management in a few ...

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Anambra residents urged to plant trees to protect environment, ozone layer

Willie Obiano

The Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Mr Amechi Akora, has called on the residents of the state to plant trees to protect the environment and the ozone layer. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Akira made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Awka, the ...

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Firm to eliminate 75% plastic packaging by 2025

Plastic pollution

HP Inc. says it will be eliminating 75 per cent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, as part of its efforts to reduce environmental footprint. Plastic pollution The company restated the commitment in its just-released 2019 Sustainable Impact Report on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The report also highlighted the progress the company was making to drive diversity and inclusion as well as ...

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NGO provides solar kits, fuelwood efficient stoves to IDPs camp

IDPs Camp Solar

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support from the Policy Centre for the New South in Morocco has provided solar lights to 500 households in an internally displaced persons camp (IDPs Camp) in Maiduguri, Borno State. Solar panels on the roofs of households in the IDPs camp According to the Executive Director of GIFSEP, David ...

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