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Climate Chance Summit, Africa ends adopting Accra Declaration

2,000 participants, representing 25 African nationalities and the diversity of committed actors engaged in the fight against climate change (local governments, businesses, unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisation, researchers) gathered over 3 days of work and networking at the Climate Chance Summit Africa in Accra, Ghana. Read More »

Earliest modern human skull found outside Africa

Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa. A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210,000 years ago, at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals. The sensational discovery adds to evidence of an earlier migration of people from Africa that left no trace in the DNA of people alive today. ... Read More »

Illness costs Africa hundreds of millions every year: WHO

The World Health Organization has estimated that disease strips hundreds of millions of dollars from Africa’s economic output. As the burden of untreated disease hugely outweighs the potential expense of healthcare. In a report published at the end of a three-day UN forum for universal health coverage in Africa, the WHO estimated that the 47 countries in its Africa region ... Read More »

Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa. “Limiting warming to 1.5° C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes,” said Jim Skea, cochair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III. Read More »

China dispatches PLA members to Djibouti

Beijing— China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant’s first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China’s armed forces. The defense ministry said on its website that a ceremony was held at a naval pier ... Read More »