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Five African countries join International Solar Alliance


Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana on Monday, May 22, 2017 signed the ISA framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), while Comoros signed and submitted its ratification instrument on Tuesday. Nauru also submitted its instrument of ratification. An ISA event was held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meeting in Gandhinagar, capital of the ...

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WHO announces push on adolescent health, other reforms for Africa


The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa announced on Monday, May 22, 2017 four new flagship programmes for the region over the next two years, including a major push on adolescent health and the creation of regional emergency hubs. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the organisation’s Regional Director for Africa, also announced that the WHO country offices in the African ...

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Global CSOs rally to defend AREI from France-led ‘hijack’

Seyni Nafo

Over 100 international civil society groups on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Bonn, Germany launched a statement in solidarity with their African counterparts who are concerned about the role of France and the European Commission in undermining the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). The statement asserts that France and the European Commission abused their position as donors to rush through the endorsement of 19 ...

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Table tennis: Nigeria, Egypt on superior list in Africa

Segun Toriola

Africa’s super powers in table tennis, Nigeria and Egypt, confirmed their superiority on the continent as the two nations have been in the seeding list of the double event of the 2017 IWTF World Championship holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the seeding list released by the table tennis ruling body, previous performance and other championships by these countries counted for ...

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GE to build Africa’s first LPG-fired power plant in Ghana


General Electric (GE) announced on Thursday, May 4, 2017 that it will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power plant project in Tema, Ghana. The equipment, which will be used in the first phase of the project, will collectively generate 200 MW of power. An additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the ...

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Nigeria ranks 17th on 2016 Africa attractiveness survey


The latest Africa Attractiveness Survey, which provides an analysis of Foreign Direct Investment into the continent, has ranked Nigeria as the 17th destination for FDI in Africa. The report, which was released on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by EY Africa, a financial advisory services company that carried out the survey, showed that South Africa remained the biggest FDI hub in ...

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Dangote, Gates: Why we’re hopeful about improving health in Africa


Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates, in this jointly-written opinion piece, renew hope for proper healthcare on the African continent  This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa ...

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MESA 2017: Import of Africa’s access to Earth Observation data underscored


The significance of Africa’s access to, and utilisation of Earth Observation (EO) data and information to policy and decision making has been stressed. Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mrs. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, who made the submission at the opening of the Second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) on Monday, ...

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African maritime regulators flay dumping of toxic waste at sea

Dakuku Peterside

In a concerted effort to ensure that African Oceans are not overexploited and also not seen as a dumping ground for dangerous materials, participating countries at the just concluded conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations have agreed on the need for population, assets and critical infrastructure protection from maritime pollution by prevention of dumping of toxic ...

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World Earth Day: How thirsty Africa can save water, by firm


A German brand in sanitary fittings, GROHE, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 commemorated the World Earth Day through its commitment to innovative design with a focus on sustainability. In keeping with this year’s theme for Earth Day: environmental and climate literacy, GROHE provided key tips for saving water, especially in Africa. Statistics published by international development organisation WaterAid show that ...

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