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African presidents, global leaders support climate change adaptation action for continent

President Tshisekedi

In what looks like a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritise actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC and African Union Chairperson ...

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Ebola in Guinea: Red Cross demands swift response, AU to deploy emergency team


The resurgence of the Ebola disease in Guinea requires a fast response that will allow the country to mitigate its negative impact, an official said. An Ebola patient receiving treatment The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Regional Director for Africa, Mohammed Mukhier, said this on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Conakry. The resurgence of the ...

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Sudan worried over Ethiopia’s plan to go ahead with filling of Nile dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Sudan has expressed concern over Ethiopia’s announcement of it’s intention to carry on with the second phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Yasir Abbas, Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, expressed the concern on Thursday, January 7, 2021. “The announcement by the Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Energy on his country’s intention to ...

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UNEP says Africa needs green stimulus to hasten recovery

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday, November 26, 2020 that a recovery plan based on green stimulus is urgently needed in Africa. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo Juliette Koudenoukpo, UNEP Regional Director for Africa, told African major groups and stakeholder’s virtual meeting in a speech read on her behalf by Mohamed Atani, UNEP Head of Communication and Outreach Unit, Africa ...

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COVID-19: AfDB approves $27.33m for AU’s response initiative

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $27.33 million in grants to boost the African Union’s  efforts to mobilise a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the AfDB, the approval is made by the organisation’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.   The approval followed a meeting of the ...

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Forum advocates accelerated implementation of African high-speed rail project

High Speed Rail

Participants at the webinar on the African High-Speed Railway Project which was held on July 29, 2020 called on African Union and leaders of the continent to fast track implementation of the high-speed rail to support the implementation of the continental free trade area. High-speed railway Moderated by Mr Olawale Rasheed of the African Railway Roundtable, the webinar was organised ...

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WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

Samba Sow

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but World Health Organisation (WHO) is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders fail to prioritise testing for it. WHO Special Envoy, Samba Sow “My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic ...

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African leaders commit to advance immunisation


Among the 10 commitments, the Heads of State have resolved to increase vaccine-related funding, strengthen supply chains and delivery systems, as well as make universal access to vaccines a cornerstone of health and development efforts Heads of State from across Africa on Thursday, 31 January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunisation in Africa, ...

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AMCOMET moves to include meteorology in AU committee

Addis Ababa

The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) is participating at the inaugural Conference of the African Union (AU) Specialised Technical Committee (STC) holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to push for the inclusion of Meteorology (Weather and Climate) as an additional sector component of the STC whose current sectors includes, Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment. The African Union Assembly of ...

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