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18 05 2021 | 11:01

Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance.

Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees. Conservationists in Uganda have condemned as “shallow and absurd” a court ruling that authorised…

18 05 2021 | 07:03

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis.

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate. A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if…

18 05 2021 | 06:58

African heads of states set for May 18 Paris summit on Covid and economic revival.

A dozen African leaders, several European leaders and a dozen heads of international organizations will be recieved on Tuesday by French president Emmanuel Macron for a summit on the revival of the…

18 05 2021 | 06:39

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans.

The young environmentalists are looking for a seat at the table when decisions are being made about their futures as climate impacts worsen across the continent LONDON - Young African environmental…

18 05 2021 | 06:36

How Kenya can make decisions on natural gas.

Supply of natural gas by pipeline from Tanzania was a key agenda when President Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania visited Kenya last week. Supply of piped natural gas from Tanzania has been explored before…

18 05 2021 | 06:34

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census.

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations. The census will run until July, with…

15 05 2021 | 12:33

The Role of Oil & Gas in Africa Energy Supply.

The Role of Oil & Gas in Africa Energy Supply Africa has 15 per cent of the world’s population but consumes only 3 per cent of its energy while it produces 12 per cent of the world’s energy.…

14 05 2021 | 11:57

UN confirms military forces blocking aid in Ethiopia's Tigray region following CNN investigation

(CNN)The United Nations has confirmed that military forces are impeding humanitarian access to parts of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, after an exclusive CNN investigation revealed that Eritrean…

14 05 2021 | 10:20

Hi, I am Hazel Akinyi, from Kenya.

My name is Hazel Akinyi, I am from Nairobi, Kenya.

14 05 2021 | 10:01

Kenya emissions trading plan at advanced stage, says finance minister.

Carbon credits system to be managed through national carbon credits and green assets registry Nairobi  — Kenya aims to set up an emissions trading system that will allow companies and other bodies…

13 05 2021 | 06:53

Ugandan Farmers Whose Land Will Soon Become a Crude Oil Pipeline Pathway Lose Years of Livelihood.

After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.

11 05 2021 | 12:15

The fascinating history of how residents named their informal settlements in Nairobi

in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, it is estimated that over 70% of the population live in informal settlements. Many of these have a history rooted in colonial policies whereby the “African native”…

11 05 2021 | 10:26

What it takes to protect the world's most endangered zebra.

The Grevy's zebra, covered in white and black stripes, may not look dissimilar to the common zebra. But there are clear differences -- especially to someone like Sheila Funnell, who has dedicated her…

11 05 2021 | 10:21

At least 1m people facing starvation as Madagascar’s drought worsens

People eating termites and clay as UN says acute malnutrition has almost doubled this year in south. Madagascar’s worst drought in 40 years has left more than a million people facing a year of…

10 05 2021 | 14:29

China’s emissions now exceed all developed countries combined.

It's a massive country with massive emissions. It’s a powerhouse for renewable energy, but it still heavily relies on coal plants. It has committed to being carbon neutral by 2060 but presented no…

10 05 2021 | 14:26

Only one-third of increase in Africa electricity demand met by renewables.

Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 according to energy think tank Ember’s The Global Electricity Review. The Global Electricity Review showed that wind…

07 05 2021 | 09:37

Africa needs financial support to adapt to climate change.

Financial support for Africa to adapt to climate change is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said as he addressed an online dialogue for leaders convened by the African Development Bank…

06 05 2021 | 16:13

Costly electricity bars Kenya from becoming energy-secure country.

Expensive pricing has hit Kenya’s transition into an energy-secure country over the past decade, a new index shows, despite improvements in customer connections, uptake of renewable energy and high…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 08:00

Opinion: How to ensure a green road ahead for Africa.

The world faces a make-or-break moment in the fight against climate change. We are running out of time to make our economies greener and avoid the tipping point when climate change slides out of…