APPIATSE TOWNSHIP RECEIVES DONATION FROM WAIMM

The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) has donated an amount of GH 90,000 Ghana cedi (which is the equivalent US$13,250.00) to the fund Committee set up for the reconstruction of the Appiatse Township near Bogoso in the Western Region. This follows an explosive disaster incident that occurred on 20th January 2022 killing at least 13 people when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle in the Township. Presenting the cheque…

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Mozambique and Blue Forest to Employ Satellite Technology for Mangrove Project

Mozambique’s Mangrove forests around the Zambezi delta Mozambique’s Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) in partnership with Blue Forest, a UAE-based mangrove reforestation specialist has launched the largest mangrove reforestation project in Africa. The project will be implemented in the biodiversity-sensitive provinces of Sofala and Zambezia. Furthermore, it will spread across 185,000 hectares of mangrove forests. The project will plant between 50-100 million trees as part of this long-term partnership. Furthermore, it will offset approximately 200,000 tons…

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Africa, the unwarranted underdog in the fight against climate change

In the ongoing war against climate change, Africa finds itself in a precarious position, reaping the disadvantages of a climate dilemma they did little to cause. The UN climate summit COP26, held in November 2021, focused the world’s attention on the urgent need to tackle climate change and concluded with 197 countries agreeing to the Glasgow climate pact. But opinions on the summit’s success are polarised. A profound gratitude is owed to the developing nations – including those from…

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Backing Africa against climate change

Africa as a continent contributes the least to greenhouse gas emissions, yet is already seeing the consequences of climate change. The impact on resources will challenge African nations at a time of immense growth, and policymakers must use all tools at their disposal to advocate for its people. African countries face unparalleled challenges when it comes to climate change. While African nations are responsible for only 4% of global carbon emissions, the continent is set to be among the first to experience the most…

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Middle East and North Africa to join hands for first-ever Climate week in Dubai

The first-ever in-person meeting between the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on climate change will be conducted in Dubai between February 28 and March 3. The meet will probably play a critical role in mobilising climate finance for sustainable development. The meeting is scheduled to kick off the Regional Climate Weeks in 2022 and establish new cooperation on climate change. The meet will indeed support climate change at the regional level. This will also start connections with another…

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The Man Who Plants Baobabs: A Burkina Faso hero

El Hadji Salifou Ouédraogo has nurtured thousands of baobab trees from tiny seeds to expansive forests for the past 47 years. The trees in turn help his family, his village, and the Earth. Filmmaker Michel K Zongo’s uplifting film, The Man Who Plants Baobabs, meets this charismatic old man with a youthful spirit and a lifelong commitment to his trees, which are both a lifeline and a legacy for his community. Michel K Zongo is a cinematographer and director…

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Goats Against Climate Change

Idai was not the first cyclone to upend the lives of farmers in southern Africa, and it won’t be the last. As climate change continues, such storms will become more frequent and intense, as will droughts, with which farmers in Mozambique already struggle. But there is a simple way to boost climate resilience for farmers in vulnerable regions: investment in goat markets. Goats are a relatively low-maintenance livestock. They do not require much up-front investment in housing or equipment. And they are hardy: goats…

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Africa Environment Ministers to Take Action for Sustainable Development

Durban, 14 November 2019 – Under the theme ‘Taking action for Environment Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa’, the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) opened today at the Olive Convention Centre in the coastal city of Durban in South Africa. The Conference focuses on greening the economy in Africa; advancing the circular economy; the development of a blue economy; biodiversity loss; land degradation; desertification, drought and climate change. The environment ministers will discuss the need…

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