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Ghana calls on Chinese government for support in afforestation

The government has appealed to the Chinese government for support in afforestation, forest protection and timber diversification towards environmental sustainability. A  Deputy Minister of the Lands and Natural Resources in...

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

Hurricane Dorian is currently lashing the coast of the Carolinas as it moves slowly north. Tens of thousands of people are without power. The category three storm is expected to...

8th Climate Change & Development Conference kicks off with urgent calls for climate action

The eighth (8th) edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened today in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach...

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said...

Endangered Wildlife Trust launches knowledge hub to save African Lion

In the last 25 years alone, Africa has lost half its wild lion population, pushing the species closer to extinction. In order to accurately quantify the numbers and population...

WRI to start climate resilience management on Pra and Densu basins

The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-WRI) is to embark on a climate resilience management of the Pra and Densu River basins. The project...

Ghana card is for development not voting-Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said the Ghana card is for development and not voting. "Registrations as citizens everywhere is the...

District Coordinating Directors in four regions sensitised on Climate Change

About 100 District Coordinating Directors in the Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central Regions have been sensitised on the need to include adaptation strategies in their development plans to address...

Indonesian man walks 500 miles across the country backward

An Indonesia man is on a quest to walk 500 miles across the country while facing backward to raise awareness of forest preservation. Medi Bastoni, 43, set out from his...

Singapore seizes elephant ivory, pangolin scales in record $48m haul

Singapore authorities have seized 8.8 tonnes (8,800kg) of elephant ivory, its largest ever seizure to date. Authorities estimate that the tusks, valued at $12.9m (£10.4m), have come from nearly 300...

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Africa

Tanzania imports 30 million condoms amid shortage fears

Tanzanian health authorities have imported 30 million condoms to curb a shortage reported earlier this year in the east African country. Many are concerned about...

Morocco pardons journalist Hajar Raissouni jailed on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI, officials...

World

What’s in Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union?

"Where there is a will, there is a deal!" Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker both took to Twitter to announce that a Brexit deal...

Brexit deal agreed but Boris now faces battle back home

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have announced that a Brexit deal has been struck between the...