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Extreme Weather The New Normal If Global Warming Increases At Current Speed

By Franck Kuwonu Rondrotiana Barimalala is a climate researcher at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a lead author for the IPCC report to the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. The report says we can act on climate change but warns that time is …

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Addressing the Issue of Plastic Pollution

On the heels of a challenging year dominated by the COVID pandemic, the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) and its partner governments have met critical milestones, including: Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Viet Nam came together as early adopters in the Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership Ghana committed to a 100% circular economy for plastics “Plastic …

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The Path Towards Sustainable and Cleaner Energy Solutions

The financial solutions for Africa’s future energy needs must continue to target cleaner energy solutions that are aligned with the continent’s different needs and sectors. These solutions must not only address issues around climate change but must also be implemented in a manner that uplifts the continent’s developmental mandate and socio-economic aspirations.

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The Women Leading Corporate Africa

Africa.com undertook a rigorous research project to identify not just high-profile personalities, but the women who actually run the largest, most complex businesses on the African continent.  The result is called The Definitive List of Women CEOs, and we are proud to reveal the list on October 13 at the SUMMIT: Women Leading Corporate Africa. …

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Sign Language Across Africa

Most (if not all) indigenous signed languages in Africa today are marginalized, dominated and suppressed by foreign signed languages. Yet well-developed signed languages are cited to have been in use in African deaf communities as far back as the 15th century. Over 300 signed languages are used globally. Some have risen to national use, others …

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Vaccine Production In Africa Key To Pandemic-Proofing The Continent

The unprecedented speed of development of the Covid-19 vaccines can be attributed to multiple factors including record levels of international collaboration and swift action on the part of many governments and regulatory bodies to provide a conducive framework.  As every nation across the globe faced impending economic doom, massive cross-sector funding materialised, allowing large-scale phased …

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ARM-Harith Launches Urban Climate Infrastructure Fund For West Africa

ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, a Mauritius-regulated infrastructure fund manager and parent company of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited Nigeria, is to launch the ARM-Harith Cities and Climate Transition Fund (“The ACT Fund”), a pillar of ARM-Harith’s sustainable infrastructure investment platform anchored on climate action.   The ACT Fund is part of ARM-Harith’s broader climate finance platform and …

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Rhino Month Celebrates 11 Years: What You Can Do To Help Save The Rhino

This year, we celebrate 11 years of Rhino Month. September 22 marks World Rhino Day and there’s no better time to commit to doing our part to help save the rhino from threatened extinction. With South Africa’s wildlife – and its rhino population in particular – already under extreme pressure thanks to issues including poaching …

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Recognising Rare Diseases – Access And Action

Mobilising stakeholders towards the formulation and eventual adoption of effective rare disease policy to transform patients’ lives The Rare Diseases Access Initiative (RDAI), in association with Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA), recently brought together an expert panel to discuss the challenges facing those affected by rare diseases in South Africa and to explore possible solutions.  A …

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Nthabiseng Mokoena – Driven By Ambition And Passion For PR

Nthabiseng (Nthabi) Mokoena has just celebrated her first year as Public Relations Manager across Africa for e-hailing platform Bolt. Based in Johannesburg, she engages with the platforms teams and agencies in countries as diverse as Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, and of course, her home country too. She joined the global …

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