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Elephant Protection Initiative lauds fresh moves to manage Iona National Park

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The Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) congratulates the government of Angola and African Parks, a non-profit conservation organisation, on the signing of a management agreement for Iona National Park. Iona National Park The co-management agreement – believed to be the first of its kind in Angola – aims to ensure the long-term protection of one of the country’s most pristine areas.  ...

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Nigeria set to issue third Green Bond worth N25bn for environmental projects

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The Federal Government is set to issue third tranche of Green Bond programme worth N25 billion to fund environmental projects. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, stated this on Thursday, February 6, 2020 during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos. This follows the country’s successful debut ...

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WHO expresses sadness as coronavirus kills Chinese doctor

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection killed a Chinese physician, Dr Li Wenliang, expressing sadness over the doctor’s death. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO, in a tweet posted on its official Twitter page on Thursday, February 6, 2020 ...

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FAO raises alarm over rising hunger in Africa

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has raised alarm over rising cases of hunger in Africa. Abebe Hailer-Gabriel Abebe Hailer-Gabriel, the Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, FAO, alerted on the development while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Abuja. He said that hunger was on the ...

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120 volunteers mobilised for Lagos tree planting campaign

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To halt the peculiar climate conditions in the country through tree planting, two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have mobilised 120 volunteers to achieve a goal to plant one million trees. Tree planting at the LUFASI Nature Park The tree planting campaign that targets 50 trees per day until the 1 million objective is achieved, is being organised by the Urban Tree ...

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Germany confirms 13th coronavirus case

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The wife of a man infected with the coronavirus in Germany has also become sick, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 13, the health authorities in the southern state of Bavaria said on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Eleven of the cases are linked to automotive parts supplier Webasto, which is based in ...

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Reactions trail New York City’s intent to ban new fossil fuel projects

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New Yorkers are celebrating what looks like a groundbreaking win in the fight for climate justice as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday, February 6, 2020 announced the intention to stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. New York City Observers have described the development as the largest municipal ban announcement of its kind globally, which ...

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Five countries to present Voluntary National SDG Reviews in 2021

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Five countries are planning to present voluntary reviews of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation at the national level during the 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are a component of the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda. They are carried out voluntarily by national governments ...

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AGRA is not the face of agriculture – Nnimmo Bassey

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The announcement of the nomination of Agnes Kalibata as the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to the 2021 UN Food Summit is very troubling. It is not a shock because of the person of Kalibata but because of the office she occupies as the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). It is a shock ...

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AfDB approves close to $35m to Liberia for renewable energy

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The African Development Fund (AfdB) has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina At a signing ceremony on January 29, 2020 in Monrovia, Dr. Orison Amu, the African Development Bank’s Country Manager in Liberia, and Samuel Tweah Jr., Liberia’s Minister of Finance & ...

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