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COP27: What Nigeria Is Pushing For

As the United Nations Conference of Parties 27 resumed in Egypt, the President, Muhammadu Buhari  directed the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, to represent him in Nigeria’s delegation. According to the directive, Mohammed would lead other ministers and heads of agencies to the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change… You must be registered to […]Read More

South Africa Gets World Bank Funding For Clean Energy Project

The World Bank has granted South Africa financing of $497 million to decommission one of its largest coal-fired power plants and convert it to renewable energy. According to a statement by the apex bank, the newly closed Komati power station about 170 kilometres (105 miles) northeast of Johannesburg will be repurposed using solar and wind […]Read More

Infographics: Mapping Flooding Across West African Countries

Earlier in the year, The African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) forecasted above-average rainfall in West Africa from June 2022. As predicted, heavy flooding has ravaged West African countries, leaving the destruction of lives and properties in its wake. A report from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) shared […]Read More

What Is The ‘La Nina’ And How Would It Affect

The United Nations weather agency has predicted a mysterious weather pattern that could worsen climate patterns across the globe. Last Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said La Nina conditions, which involve a large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures, have strengthened in the eastern and central equatorial Pacific with an increase in trade winds in […]Read More

Infographics: The Catastrophic Effects Of Flooding in Chad

Since the start of the rainy season,  above-normal rainfall has left vast areas of Chad submerged under water. Aid groups and the state’s weather agency have revealed that many people have been forced out of their homes as parts of the country are now only accessible through boats. In N’Djamena, the country’s capital, families have […]Read More

Fact Check: Was Last Month The Hottest July In History?

On July 13, 2022, the temperature in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), its highest in 40 years. The heatwave and fires reportedly damaged the country’s grain crop, reducing crop harvest to about 1.4million metric tons instead of the predicted 1.8 million metric tons. Large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and […]Read More

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Elephants Are Devouring South Nigerian Farms

Having spent his entire life surrounded by forest, Kyrien Ojong (52) considered no other business as good as farming in Bamba community, located in southern Nigeria. All of a sudden, elephants started eating all of his crops. “When the gorillas entered my farm, they ate all my cocoa; both the ripe and unripe ones. They […]Read More

World Bank To Loan The Gambia $68m To Revive Tourism

The Gambia has recently signed a deal with the World Bank to loan up to $68 million that would be used to revive the country’s tourism sector. The grant would promote diversification and climate resilience of tourism and help protect the Atlantic coastline of The Gambia, a country of about 2.1 million inhabitants surrounded by […]Read More

How Interested Is Africa In The Global Biodiversity Plan?

According to science-based findings, an estimated one million species are at risk of extinction by 2030 if the world continues to ignore the need to reserve areas for conservation. The United Nations is asking countries to designate 30% of their land and sea areas for conservation by 2030, adding that this biodiversity program tagged the […]Read More