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Taraba govt. urges residents to plant trees to protect environment

Mr Julius Butu, the Executive Secretary, Taraba Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA) on Friday urged the people of the state to embark on massive tree planting to protect the environment. Butu told newsmen in Jalingo that planting trees would help in preserving the environment for conducive human and animal habitation. He noted that government was planning […]

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Africans want the continent to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Today, Africa Day, citizens and communities in almost 20 countries across the African continent are gathering, taking to the streets and actively blocking the fossil fuel economy as part of a continent-wide day of action. By joining the Break Free movement, regular citizens and activists from communities across Africa will call on governments and business […]

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The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track Green Growth in Africa

The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (www.GGGI.org) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan, (https://am.AfDB.org/en) to promote programs, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries. The African Development Bank […]

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African Development Bank takes landmark lead on formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change

Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that are most threatened by climate change, seven are in Africa. Cognizant of this situation, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) led the way to what may turn out to be Africa’s most […]

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Zambian Govt desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde has said, the Zambian Government desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes and the country has a lot of trade and investment opportunities for those looking to do business. Addressing the Westminster Africa Business Group during a lunch meeting, High Commissioner Chikonde […]

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Climate and disaster risk financing get fresh boost from African Development Bank

The President of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Bank’s Board of Governors held a high-level session on “Climate and Disaster Risk Financing” focusing on the Role of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) (www.AfricanRiskCapacity.org) and the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program (ADRiFi) on Wednesday in Busan, Korea. The high-level session, part of […]

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African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings: Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to economic transformation

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (https://am.AfDB.org/en) in Busan, […]

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UN Secretary-General appoints Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director at United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (May 21, 2018) announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.  She will succeed Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure. Ms. Msuya has […]

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Joint Statement for The Fourth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers of Environment Meeting Zimbali, Durban, South Africa, 18 May 2018

We, the Ministers of Environment and Heads of Delegation of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, held the fourth BRICS Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Durban on 18 May 2018. We reiterate our commitment to the importance of 2030 […]

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The Zayed Sustainability Prize Calls for Submissions from the African Continent

The Zayed Sustainability Prize (www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com) is now open to applicants from across the African continent. Having evolved from the Zayed Future Energy Prize, this annual award recognises achievements that are driving impact, innovation, and inspiration in areas across health, food, energy and water sectors with expanding possibilities for a sustainable future. Applicants are encouraged to […]

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South Africa: Remarks by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the post-budget vote breakfast, 16 May 2018, Cape town International Convention centre

Programme director;Deputy Minister Mhaule;Members of the Diplomatic Corps;Our Former Ambassadors present;Director-General and Senior Officials of DIRCO; All invited guests; Members of the media; Ladies and gentlemen; We meet this morning as partners involved, one way or the other, in creating and sustaining South Africa’s relations with the rest of the world – friendships based on […]

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Siemens takes Digital Solutions of the year award at Africa Utility Week

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) wins the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards evening which took place in Cape Town last night. Why Microgrids are the future of Energy Management The traditional power grid provides reliable power most of the time. […]

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