Forests face increasing risk of wildfires and pests due to climate change

The world’s forests are becoming increasingly susceptible to wildfires and pests due to climate change, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), released Monday. “Forests and trees are essential components of agrifood systems. The…

UN agencies urge immediate boost in HIV services to end AIDS by 2030

An immediate increase in HIV services is needed in the countries most affected by the pandemic to end AIDS by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Alliance for Ending AIDS in Children by 2030, released on Monday.…

Angola Oil & Gas 2024 to Host Pre-Conference Technical Program on October 1

Angola Oil & Gas 2024 will host a pre-conference technical program on October 1, with industry experts unpacking challenges, opportunities and innovations across the market   The Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) conference and exhibition ­– Angola’s premier event for…

The United States and Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) launch the 2024 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Lesotho, Eswatini and South Africa (AWE LESA)

It supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender, Equity and Equality and reflects the United States’ commitment to advancing gender equity and economic prosperity in Southern Africa The U.S. Mission to South Africa and the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship…

New Africa Sustainable Development Report Shows Critical Importance of Scaled-Up Development Financing

The report provides an in-depth review of African countries progress towards five sustainable development goals and their 32 targets to meet the 2030 Agenda and the African Union 2063 Agenda   The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations…

German passenger rail service hit by strikes, construction and storms

Germany’s state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn (DB) is blaming strikes, construction work and storms for a poor punctuality record in the first half of this year, with just 62.7% of long-distance trains arriving without major delay. “The massive strikes, country-wide…

Access Bank Joins NGX to Launch Impact Board

Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading institution in sustainable finance, was one of the participants in the launch of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) Impact Board, a dedicated platform for listing sustainability instruments to integrate sustainability into the core of Nigeria’s…

Francophone British Business Council (FBBC) Joins MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2024 as Strategic Partner, Promoting United Kingdom-Africa Investment

The Francophone British Business Council enables access by UK companies to Francophone markets seeking partnerships and investment, including Senegal, Guinea-Conakry and Ivory Coast   The Francophone British Business Council (FBBC) has partnered with the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power…

At MEMAN Press Briefing, Speakers Advocate Competition, not Monopoly in Downstream Sector,

At the recent Major Energy Marketers Association of Nigeria (MEMAN) quarterly press briefing, various speakers advocated for the enabling environment for competition to thrive and not monopoly as only competition would guarantee better pricing, increased consumer awareness and quality products.…

ReconAfrica’s Farm in Namibia Onshore to Accelerate Exploration and create more Opportunities

The African Energy Chamber supports ReconAfrica’s divestment of a 20% stake in Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 73 onshore Namibia to BW Energy, which will fast-track the planned multi-well drilling campaign and 3D seismic program   In a milestone transaction, Reconnaissance…

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