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How countries can contribute to ocean governance in Africa

Lewis Kihumba

Ocean governance is an important aspect of global governance. However, one of the challenges facing ocean governance is lack of an international governing mechanism particularly in the High Seas or Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) – outside of states’ jurisdictions, covering more than 50% of the Earth’s surface and providing critical ecosystem services to humanity. Around the world, including Africa, there ...

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COVID-19: Omicron variant now in 23 countries – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases of the new Omicron variant have been reported in at least 23 countries in five of the six WHO regions. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Geneva and said that ...

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WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The fourth World Health Organisation (WHO) global tobacco trends report released on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025, according to the WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) The global health ...

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COP26: Countries, regions forge first diplomatic initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction

JPMorgan Chase

At UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow on Thursday, November 11, 2021, Costa Rica and Denmark launched the world’s first diplomatic initiative focused on keeping fossil fuels in the ground. JPMorgan Chase is said to be one of the largest funders of fossil fuels around the world Called the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, or BOGA, the effort brings together countries ...

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COP26: 23 countries commit to phase out coal power

Coal

Coal was literarily consigned to history on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, as countries, banks and organisations committed to moving away from the single biggest contributor to climate change. Coal, a fossil fuel A just transition to clean energy and the rapid phase-out of coal has been at the heart of the COP26 Presidency as part of ...

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ARFSD: Countries urged to ensure full representation towards achieving SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Seventh Session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended on Thursday, March 4, 2021 with a call on African countries to pursue full representation of all citizens, including women, children, and the disabled, irrespective of background, belief or geographic location, in efforts to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs) without leaving anyone behind. Sustainable Development Goals ...

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