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Stakeholders react as COP26 is postponed until 2021

Alok Sharma  Stakeholders react as COP26 is postponed until 2021 alok sharma

The UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2020 have been postponed as governments around the world struggle to halt the spread of coronavirus. COP26 President, Alok Sharma The most important climate negotiations since the Paris agreement in 2015 were scheduled to take place this winter to put countries back on track to avoid climate breakdown. ...

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Africa COVID-19 death toll hits 196, total cases climb to 5,786

Dr Matshidiso Moeti  Africa COVID-19 death toll hits 196, total cases climb to 5,786 Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The death toll from COVID-19 pandemic in Africa has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, head of WHO Africa Region The Africa CDC, a specialised agency of the 55-member AU, in its latest situation update issued on Wednesday said the ...

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COVID-19 cases will soon reach 1m globally – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  COVID-19 cases will soon reach 1m globally – WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed the figures on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 during his COVID-19 update. “Over the past five ...

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AfDB approves $2m emergency assistance to curb COVID-19 in Africa

Akinwunmi Adesina  AfDB approves $2m emergency assistance to curb COVID-19 in Africa AFDB president Akinwunmi Adesina

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 approved $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, ...

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COVID-19: Firm offers N180m to power emergency health care with solar

Solar panels at Ngambe Council  COVID-19: Firm offers N180m to power emergency health care with solar Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Nigerian off-grid energy impact investing company, All On, seeded by Shell, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 announced N180 million in assistance to renewable energy companies, Auxano, Arnergy, GVE and Lumos to provide solar power for emergency health centres in support of the response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar panels The four companies, all investees of All On, were said ...

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UNFCCC unveils new organisational structure

Patricia Espinosa  UNFCCC unveils new organisational structure espinosa

The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or the UN Climate Change on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 commenced operation according to a new structure, as part of an organisational change initiative. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC This informed the overhaul of the secretariat as the UN lead entity supporting the intergovernmental Climate Change ...

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Virus will not change anything we won’t change – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey  Virus will not change anything we won’t change – Nnimmo Bassey photo 1

There were tales of woe as hapless citizens got trapped at the land border between Bayelsa State and Rivers State in Nigeria. They were not trapped because the bridge straddling the Orashi River had collapsed but because the State Governments had shut off the states from the rest of Nigeria in a bid to halt the penetration of coronavirus. The ...

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Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases now 139

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases now 139 Osagie Ehanire

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister The agency said on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 on Twitter that, of the four new cases, three are in Abuja, while one is in Lagos. “As at 08:00 pm on March 31st there are 139 ...

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German zoos demand €100 million to combat coronavirus

A zoo habouring gorillas  German zoos demand €100 million to combat coronavirus Louisville1 zpsda6d88bf

Zoos in Germany need  €100 million ($110 million ) in immediate assistance due to the coronavirus crisis, the Association of Zoological Gardens said on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A zoo habouring gorillas People in the country have been asked to stay home as much as possible to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus. “Unlike other facilities, we cannot just shut ...

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Covid-19: Oil price plunge hits Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria hard

Off-shore oil drilling  Covid-19: Oil price plunge hits Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria hard oil

Angola revises national budget and suspends CAPEX; Senegal’s first oil development faces debt arrangement challenges; Nigeria poised for a major revenue loss; analysts predict Ghana will get half its projected revenue; and Cameroon can expect to see a three percent drop in economic growth. The African Energy Chamber analyses the most vulnerable African countries amid the Covid-19 pandemic and low oil ...

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