Experts, others discuss climate change in Africa

Climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and leading African research institutions met virtually on May 26 and 27 to discuss climate change in Africa. The conference was held under the theme, The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) —Significance and Implications for Africa. Scientists, academics, […]

Sweden to host UN environmental conference

Sweden and Kenya today jointly presented a resolution for adoption by the UN General Assembly that lays the foundation for the international UN conference, ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity’. Sweden will host Stockholm+50, to be held in its capital city, Stockholm on June 2–3 next year. […]

Apply for 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition will close applications for its third annual edition on June 7. Thousands of entrepreneurs from across Africa have already submitted their applications and are vying for a chance to become one of Africa’s Business Heroes. At a time when many businesses are reeling from the impact of Covid-19, […]

Swiss court to give verdict in Liberian war crimes trial

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced today that the verdict in the war crimes trial of Liberian suspect Alieu Kosiah will be rendered on June 18.  Kosiah pleaded not guilty, and the federal prosecutor requested a 20-year prison sentence.  Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, stood trial in Bellinzona, Switzerland, for four weeks in December 2020 and […]

Jump-starting Africa’s economic transformation

The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the […]

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize calls for nominations

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in January called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category. Nominations for the US $1 million prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30. Al-Sumait Prize, health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving […]

Orange leads solar panel deployment across Africa

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the entire region, many sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. […]

African human rights vs.Western human rights

By Thomas C. Mountain If you ask those of us living in Africa, almost all of us willtell you that the “human rights” that matter most are those that are basic to the right to life: food, water, shelter, medical care and education for our children. If you and your family are cold, hungry, sick […]

Ugandan gets 25-year prison sentence for war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced Ugandan Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment after he was found guilty for a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed in Northern Uganda between July 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005. The period of his detention between January 4, 2015 and […]

African women can build a better future for all Africans

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber Over the last 30 days Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the most important woman in the African energy industry. She has taken some of the most courageous steps in rebooting Tanzania’s energy sector and economy. The signing of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline with […]