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Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change: Ugandan scientist receives 500M to develop reliable & useful climate information

The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative announced the first cohort of 21 young African scientists who will receive up to £100,000 each to carry out demand-driven research and development of more...

Africa’s Top 10 Most Food-Secure Countries are partly desert

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity - deserts, mountains and dense...

Babies born in poorest countries still face ‘alarming’ risks – UNICEF

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those...

Climate change to trigger more rain in Kenya’s Tana River Basin

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Rainfall in the Tana River Basin in Kenya — which has in recent years grappled with erratic weather — is likely to increase by up to 43...

EU-African Union, reaffirm commitment to the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The European Union and the African Union have re-reaffirmed their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and called on all partners to keep up...

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...

Two billion people globally drinking water contaminated with faeces

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to...

World Bank announces $200 billion for Climate Action

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The World Bank Group has announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for...

US announces famine fund for Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced $533m (£383m) of new funding to fight famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad basin...

Conflict and climate push 224 million Africans into hunger – U.N.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10 percent to 224 million in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate change, the United Nations...