ENVIRONMENT IN AFRICA

Articles about the environment in African countries

Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural […]

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Community land rights : Africa’s land commissioners workshop

Customary land managers share lessons & experiences with Africa’s land commissioners The regional workshop for Africa’s Land Commissioners focusing on securing community land rights continued today with participants visiting two prominent communities to learn first-hand how local communities and land owning groups in Ghana manage their lands, secure land rights, interface with government agencies and […]

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Burundi : Solar Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura

“By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in Burundi and throughout Africa” – Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO, Gigawatt Global Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and Gigawatt Global (http://GigawattGlobal.com), a […]

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Rwanda, Tanzania : IFC and WFP Collaborate to Finance Smallholder Farmers

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania. The initiatives with KCB Bank Rwanda Limited and CRDB Bank PLC in Tanzania are part of […]

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