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Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria


Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialised in generic and biosimilar medicines, on Friday, March 24, 2017 announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products. The firm sees the development as an important step forward in its internationalisation, as well as the development of new markets. The Biogaran portfolio is said ...

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Paris emerges Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 winner

Paris, France

Paris is this year’s Global Earth Hour Capital. WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge recognises the “City of Light” as a role model for climate action and awards Paris for its ambitious vision and successful engagement with business, civil society and other cities on its journey toward sustainability. Paris hosted last year’s historic global climate summit and has shown strong climate ...

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Floods overrun Germany, France, Austria


Torrential rain has hit Germany, France and Austria leaving hundreds of pupils stranded in their schools and families have been forced to scramble to their rooftops to escape the rising deluge. Several areas in Paris were under red alert as the Seine River burst its banks in several places after four days of almost non-stop rain caused severe flooding in ...

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$248m pledged to GEF climate fund for vulnerable countries

Naoko Ishii

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors on Monday November 30, 2015 in Paris, France pledged close to $250 million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. ...

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Paris attacks: ‘Struggle for climate justice will not stop’


The Coalition Climat 21 and all the organisations that are part of it have expressed solidarity with the victims of the 12 November in Beirut and those of 13 November in Paris, as well as their families and loved ones. In a statement, the body declared: “The world we have always defended is not the one we saw on that ...

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COP 21: Concern over France visa, fees in Nigeria


As preparations for the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reach a feverish peak, prospective participants from Nigeria have been told in clear terms by the Embassy of France in (Abuja and Consulate in Lagos) Nigeria that visa issuance is only contingent upon the payment of ...

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Poisoned French farmer wins lawsuit against Monsanto

Paul Francois

A French court of appeal has upheld a judgement against US biotech giant Monsanto in the poisoning of a farmer with a corn herbicide. Monsanto was found responsible during a trial in 2012 and was ordered to fully compensate the partially disabled cereal farmer. Paul Francois suffered severe neurological disorders after accidentally inhaling the weedkiller’s fumes on his farm in 2004. The ...

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France: Civil society vital to climate dialogue process


The French Government has recognised the crucial role played by civil society as key stakeholder in the ongoing dialogue process for a post-2020 climate change agreement. Speaking recently at the “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change” held in the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nicolas Dasnois, from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ...

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Ahead COP21: France seeks partnership with oil producing nations

Oil producing countries in Africa have been urged to partner on climate change. This will provide the synergy needed to promote acceptable international best practices in oil production and services across the world. The French Minister of Development, Pascal Canfin, stated this recently in Abuja at a dinner during a working visit to Nigeria on environmental issues and innovative finance. “Nigeria ...

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