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PACJA calls for global solidarity to tackle COVID-19, climate crisis

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Dr Mithika Mwenda, has said that global solidarity is in short supply and preventing robust responses to COVID-19 and climate change, which together are wrecking communities across Africa and the rest of the world. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In a statement issued at ...

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Report makes case for green and inclusive recovery plans in Africa

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

African countries that include climate change action as a central objective in the planning and implementation of their post-Covid-19 economic recovery plans are more likely to attract finance, address social challenges and achieve robust and sustainable growth, a new report has shown. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, director, Society for Planet and Prosperity The “Post-Covid-19 Recovery in Africa: Recommendations for Policy Actors” ...

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COP26: Least developed countries remain concerned about inclusion

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group is concerned about the challenges its delegates face in attending COP26 in Glasgow and participating fully in negotiations on the global response to the climate crisis. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Mr Sonam Phuntsho Wangdi, the chair of the Group, said: “Fair and ambitious outcomes from COP26 ...

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Twelve months on, COVAX lists trials, triumphs

COVAX Covid-19 vaccine consignment

Twelve months ago, the world came together to support COVAX, a multilateral initiative aimed at guaranteeing global access to lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. COVAX Covid-19 vaccine consignment With the support of the international community, COVAX immediately began securing financing, entering into negotiations with vaccine developers and manufacturers and addressing the host of technical and operational challenges associated with rolling out the ...

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Cost of farming: How Iseyin women farmers cope with climate change, credit crunch

Alice Omotosho

In response to COVID-19 emergency food security in 2020, the Oyo State Government created a database of 10,000 smallholder farmers as part of the Oyo Agricultural Micro-Enterprise Scheme. Over 9,300 small-scale farmers in the database received support from the state government through inputs. Alice Omotosho, a smallholder farmer of okra, pepper and leafy vegetables, heard about a grant package in ...

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Clean Air Day: UN releases Air Quality and Climate Bulletin

Petteri Taalas

The COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions led to a dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants in 2020, especially in urban areas. Many city dwellers saw blue skies instead of the pollution cloud. But the reduction was not uniformly spread across all regions or all types of pollutants. And many parts of the world still fell short of ...

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Network seeks COP26 postponement over COVID-19 vaccination challenges

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of over 1500 civil society organisations in over 130 countries working together to fight the climate emergency, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 called for the UN climate talks – COP26 – to be postponed. The conference is set to take place in early November. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network With just ...

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Role of traditional, religious leaders in upscaling COVID-19 vaccination

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

It was a matter of time, but COVID-19 vaccination has already started to generate heated arguments following a hint that the Federal Government could start sanctioning anybody who refused to be vaccinated. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), disclosed this at a recent press conference in Abuja. He, however, said ...

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COVID-19: NCDC reports spike in fatalities as infections surge

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, August 28, 2021, via its verified ...

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Lagos records 10 COVID-19 related deaths

Prof. Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 10 persons have died from COVID-19 related complications in the state between Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, 2021. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi disclosed this in his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi on Thursday, August 26, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for both days. He said that the ...

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