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It was a Year! by Mfoniso Antia


Her soft palm touched my shoulder. I turned, only to be greeted by tons of questions. “Mummy, why do you always sigh and shake your head whenever someone mentions the year 2020? What really happened that year? It couldn’t have been a totally bad year. Or was it? Tell us today; we really want to know, my 10 years old ...

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GEF, GIFSEP power Abuja school hostels with solar


The Global initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support of Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP Nigeria) has provided solar panels to supply electricity to boys and girls hostels in Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Students of Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council with the ...

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Campaigners condemn oil majors’ plan to increase plastic export to Africa

Plastic pollution

American oil companies are reportedly keen to export more plastics to Africa through Kenya. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: According to the New York Times, a lobby group representing Big Oil and chemical companies, including Shell, Exxon and Total, has been pushing the US government to use a US-Kenya trade deal to dump petrochemicals ...

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Costa Rican, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, emerges new head of GEF

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Costa Rican conservationist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 commenced a new role as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an organisation established 28 years ago to help tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez aims to scale up action on forestry, food and land use, and biodiversity loss, and to ...

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