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EndSARS protest: CAPPA demands international inquiry into Lekki killings

EndSARS Protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the reprehensible killing and maiming of harmless #ENDSARS protesters by the Nigerian government. EndSARS protest CAPPA, in reaction to the Lekki toll gate shootings on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and similar incidents across the country that led to yet to be ascertained number of deaths, ...

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Public banks urged to lead a just recovery from health and economic crises

Paris, France

Ahead of the first ever international summit of public financial institutions, civil society groups demand end of fossil finance and cancellation of colonial debt Paris, France, will host the Finance in Commin (FiC) Summit In exactly a month’s time, Public Development Banks and other financial institutions from all over the globe will have an opportunity to lead the way towards ...

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350 Action endorses Biden-Harris campaign for Presidency


The 350 Action has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States, and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President, ahead of the first presidential debate next Tuesday. Former Vice-President, Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris The group said in a statement on Thursday, September 24, 2020 that, through the endorsement, members are “signaling a strong and certain stance ...

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Morgan Stanley commits to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 21, 2020 announced a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. It is said to be the first major American bank to set such a target, though the announcement appears not to include details on the bank’s plan to get there. Morgan Stanley The firm said that it joins many of its clients ...

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Groups condemn arrest, demand release of activists detained in Belarus


Over the weekend, on September 5 and 6, 2020, people in civilian clothes abducted several activists in Belarus, including members of Climate Action Network, who participated in peaceful political protests. A female demonstrator arrested by security officials Since the presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus on August 9, mass peaceful protests have taken place in the country against the ...

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‘Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura labelled ‘fossil-fueled’

Hurricane Laura

As communities commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, August 29, 2020, Hurricane Laura is sweeping through Southwest Louisiana bringing an “unsurvivable” storm surge, 150 mph winds, and climate destruction reminiscent of what the same region experienced 15 years ago. A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ...

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‘Big Oil has fallen’: Reactions trail ExxonMobil’s exit from Dow Jones

Darren Woods

S&P Dow Jones Indices late on Monday, August 24, 2020 cleaned out two of the oldest constituents of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, saying it would replace ExxonMobil and Raytheon Technologies in its historic barometer of American blue-chips. ExxonMobile Chief Executive Officer, Darren Woods The oil major and industrial conglomerate were two of three companies booted from the 30-strong index, ...

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Reactions trail oil spill off coast of Mauritius

Mauritius spill

More than 1,000 tons of oil have leaked from a cargo ship and into the biodiversity-rich coastal waters of Mauritius. The leak has grave implications on the habitats and the economy of this Indian Ocean island nation, which relies on fishing and tourism. The Mauritius oil spill According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN entities including UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit ...

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U.S. exiting Paris Agreement described as ‘crime against the future’

May Boeve

Momentum has continued to grow daily within the administration of U.S. president, Donald Trump, which is considering the idea of withdrawing the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. Reactions are however trailing the much-talked-about development, whose outcome observers consider crucial to the future of the global treaty that has so far been ratified by 144 countries. U.S.-based not-for-profit environmental organisation, ...

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Knocks, as Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline


US president, Donald Trump, on Friday, March 24, 2017 approved a federal permit applied for by TransCanada to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. The decision comes after Trump signed an executive memorandum urging the State Department to approve the pipeline, which is proposed to run from Canada through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Environment watchdog group,, has however condemned ...

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