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Dangote Cement records 12.6% sales volume increase across Africa

Onne van der Weijde  Dangote Cement records 12.6% sales volume increase across Africa Onne van der Weijde

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended Sunday, June 30, 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. Financials released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange indicated that the increase in sales volume showed a growing capture of Pan-African market as Dangote Cement appears to gain ...

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GCF lays climate finance footing in Africa, Pacific

Howard Bamsey  GCF lays climate finance footing in Africa, Pacific Howard Bamsey

Recent expansion of assistance by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to countries preparing to implement climate finance is targeting Africa and the Pacific. The GCF has provided $700,000 to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda, a GCF direct access Accredited Entity, to assist the development of projects under the Fund’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF). This is an additional tranche within a ...

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Port Harcourt, Lagos listed among Africa’s worst airports

Port Harcourt International Airport  Port Harcourt, Lagos listed among Africa’s worst airports PH airport

The current “Sleeping in Airport Survey” features two Nigerian airports among the worst 10 international airports on the continent. No airport in Nigeria makes the 10 best in Africa. Released October 15, 2016, the study rates the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State (PHC) very low, second only to the Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB), which is number ...

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Resource Networks to facilitate responsible Africa agricultural biotechnology emerge

African Biosafety Network of Expertise  Resource Networks to facilitate responsible Africa agricultural biotechnology emerge Biotech e1499708182103

Africa now has in place a number of Resource Networks to strategically address pertinent issues relating to the responsible development and use of agricultural biotechnology within countries, across sub-regions and around the continent. These Resource Networks are also to help strengthen and position the African group for tactical negotiations at the international level. This is to ensure that Africa’s concerns ...

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From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel

Sahel region  From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel Sahel region

Climate change could turn one of Africa’s driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel, a region that so far has been characterised by extreme dryness. They detect a self-amplifying mechanism which ...

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Amina Mohammed clamours stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Amina Mohammed  Amina Mohammed clamours stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday, July 3, 2017 called for the strengthening of the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in order to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her first African Union Summit since taking office, Ms. Mohammed said that the AU’s thematic focus this year on youth is a “powerful ...

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Climate action: Paris Agreement can transform Africa

Espinosa-Benin  Climate action: Paris Agreement can transform Africa Espinosa1

Speaking at the 9th Africa Carbon Forum in Cotonou, Benin, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said that the Paris Climate Change Agreement can be a catalyst for transformative change across Africa, given that Africa’s climate action plans under the agreement are blueprints for attracting private sector investment. She added that integrated action on ...

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UNIDO, others explore industrialisation, investment in Africa

UNIDO  UNIDO, others explore industrialisation, investment in Africa Unido e1498498076637

Parliamentarians, policymakers, public and private investors, and representatives of civil society have discussed investing in the industrialisation process of developing countries, particularly in Africa. The event, organised by the Brussels office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), together with Global Africa and African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE), took place recently in St. Julian’s, Malta during the opening ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré  World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth Roch Marc Christian Kabor   of Burkina Faso

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held recently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for the most disillusioned to ...

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African CSOs hold pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville

Pre-AMCEN talks  African CSOs hold pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville Pacja

Ahead of the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for 12th to 16th of June 2017 in Gabon, an Africa-wide civil society workshop on the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and Agenda 2063 began on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Libreville. Organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in collaboration ...

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