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Africa

Africa: Bringing Greener Pastures Back Home

Today at 13:54 PM, via allAfrica

[IPS] United Nations -One month on since the Global Compact for Migration was approved, civil society has highlighted the need to turn words into action, supporting those who have been displaced or forced to migrate as a result of environmental degradation.

Africa: Eat Plants, Save the Planet

Today at 13:40 PM, via allAfrica

[IPS] United Nations -While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world’s 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations’ food security.

Africa: As Europe Tightens Its Borders, Migrants’ Health At Risk

Today at 13:01 PM, via allAfrica

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Language barriers and fears of deportation are preventing asylum seekers and migrants accessing medical care in Europe, with some governments denying them treatment altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Africa: Hundreds of Migrants Drown Trying to Reach Europe

Today at 12:57 PM, via allAfrica

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The number of migrants drowned while trying to reach Europe this year has hit 200, according to migration charities, after two dinghies sank trying cross the Mediterranean.

Africa: Wasting & Dining – the New Water Dilemma

Today at 11:55 AM, via allAfrica

[IPS] Stockholm, Sweden -Concerns about the supply side of food systems are shifting from insufficient production and supply, to issues likely to affect food production in the medium and long term, such as water risks, global warming and environmental consequences.

Africa: Massive Adoption of AI Despite Talent Gap

Today at 11:54 AM, via allAfrica

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE number of organisations employing artificial intelligence (AI) have grown by 270 percent over the past four years despite talent shortages in the sector.

Africa: Business Coming On Board, Says Top UN Climate Change Official

Today at 11:46 AM, via allAfrica

[Daily Maverick] Scientists appointed by the UN’s top climate change advisory group are in Durban helping to compile a series of new reports, culminating with the publication of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in 2021. Professor Hoesung Lee, the UN’s top climate change official, was upbeat at the start of the Durban meeting, noting that he sensed an increasing awareness and sensitivity in the...

Africa: DR Congo Crisis Tests African Bloc’s Mettle

Today at 11:37 AM, via allAfrica

[RFI] Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have abandoned calls for a vote recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election, following an emergency meeting Thursday in Addis Ababa. Their U-turn underscores the delicate balancing act the 16-member bloc faces in finding a solution to DRC’s crisis.

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