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CSOs storm Lagos Assembly, demand end to insecurity

National Day of Mourning (NDOM)

A coalition of 19 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Friday, May 28, 2021 stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest of the rising cases of insecurity in the country. The National Day of Mourning (NDOM) protest in Lagos The demonstration, which was to register Nigerian’s displeasure with the incessant cases of insecurity in the country, was convened by ...

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Mount Nyiragongo eruption has worsened displacement crisis in DRC – 350Africa

Mount Nyiragongo eruption

On Saturday May 22, 2021, Nyiragongo volcano which is located near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), erupted. As a result, at least 32 lives were lost and nearly 4500 homes were destroyed, leaving an estimated 20,000 people homeless. The Mount Nyiragongo eruption is said to have worsened displacement crisis in DRC Officials have since ordered ...

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UNICEF: 400,000 fled Congolese city fearing another volcano eruption

Mount Nyiragongo

Calm has been restored in the Congolese city of Goma, after thousands of people fled the metropolis, fearing that a nearby volcano could erupt again. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters According to UNICEF on Friday, about 400,000 people, including some 280,000 children, were forced overnight outside. Authorities ordered a ...

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WHO supports people quitting tobacco to reduce risk of COVID-19

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the campaign to support millions of tobacco users who are actively taking steps to save their lives, but still need help to succeed. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health WHO, in a statement on Friday, May 28, 2021, stated that the campaign was currently working directly with 29 focus countries ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Association advocates need for free sanitary pads for girls, women in Nigeria

Sanitary pads

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara State Chapter, on Friday, May 28, 2021 called on government at all tiers to make available free sanitary pads to girls and women in Nigeria. Sanitary pads Dr Mosunmola Folorunso, the President of MWAN, made the appeal this at the Queen Elizabeth Secondary School at the occasion marking the Menstrual Hygiene Day ...

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Germany invests over €600m in developing countries to curb climate change

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) investments in international climate projects is said to have reached a record high. In 2020, the BMU supported a total of 385 ongoing and new projects in developing countries and emerging economies with €601.2 million under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, German Parliamentary State Secretary In 2019, investments totalled €467 million and some ...

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IPCC reschedules report approval sessions

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has rescheduled next year’s approval sessions for the Working Group II and Working Group III contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and for the Synthesis Report. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed scientific work, including the preparation of scientific literature to be assessed in AR6. The work of the ...

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Energy transition: Total changes name to TotalEnergies

Patrick Pouyanné

Total on Friday, May 28, 2021 changed its name to TotalEnergies as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies The company made the announcement in a statement posted on its website. The statement said the decision was approved at the Ordinary and Extraordinary ...

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Africa urgently needs 20m second doses of COVID-19 vaccines – WHO

Covid-19 Vaccine

World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa needs at least 20 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the next six weeks to get second doses to all who received a first dose. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The UN health ...

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Waste disposal: Kwara tasks residents on RORO bins

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

The Kwara State Government has urged residents to make use of the Roll On Roll Off (RORO) bins and stop littering streets with waste. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State The state Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Remilekun Banigbe, made the call on Thursday, May 27, 2021 during an advocacy visit to Ipata Market at Ilorin East Local Government Area. Banigbe ...

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