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Climate change is the greatest humanitarian crisis we face

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By Winnie Byanyima This week I have the honor of speaking on behalf of civil society at the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by California Governor Brown...

Global hunger increasing, UN warns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million...

Climate scientists meet in Kigali to develop regional climate outlook

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Climate scientists, researchers, policy makers, development partners and the civil society among other stakeholders are gathering in Kigali to attend the 50th Greater Horn of Africa Climate...

China expected to play bigger role in tackling climate change

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); China is expected to play a bigger role in countering climate change as a tone-setting ecology and environmental protection meeting highlights the implementation of a national plan...

$36.6m raised for Lake Victoria safety project

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By ANGELA OKETCH The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) has secured Ksh3.6 billion ($35.8 million) from donors to improve safety on the lake. The project dubbed “Multinational Lake Victoria...

Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will...

Drought, reduced credit slow East Africa’s economic growth

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By James Anyanzwa The value of goods and services produced by East African countries dropped in 2017, as the region’s GDP growth slowed to an average of 5.3...

Battle against plastic in world’s oceans gets £61.4m war chest

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government. The fund was announced by Theresa...

Researchers warn ‘Ebola for plants’ hitting Africa’s cassava crop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new disease infecting cassava -- dubbed "Ebola for plants" -- could spell a looming food crisis for Africa, researchers have warned, fearful that the emerging blight...

Africa at a loss as the Sahara desert expands- Desert has expanded by about...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to...