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  • UN Report Roots for Investing in Green Energy Infrastructure to Fast-Track Africa’s Development

    02/07/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, a report jointly published by the UN Environment and African Development Bank. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of […]

  • Why Is Climate Change Momentum Weakening in African Civil Society Organizations?

    01/24/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Several civil society organizations in Africa have been at the forefront of building momentum for vulnerable people on the continent and other developing economies to access climate justice. The voices were high and loud going into the UN Conference of Parties (COP21) on Climate Change which produced the historic Paris Agreement on […]

  • UN Boosts Initiative to Combat Environmental Health Risks

    01/12/2018 clip UN News Centre

    InfoNile Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the huge task of combating environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The partnership, announced this week, between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), includes specific action to address air […]

  • IOM, USAID Improve Access to Clean Water, Safe Sanitation in South Sudan

    01/04/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). South Sudan has one of the world’s […]

  • Kigali Water gets $60m for new treatment plant

    12/12/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean Pierre Afadhali The Kigali Water Ltd has received $60 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and the Africa Development Bank to build a large-scale water treatment plant on river Nyabarongo on the outskirts of Kigali. The proposed plant will increase the availability of clean, safe water in Kigali and its surroundings. […]

  • Growing Antimicrobial Resistance Linked To Discharge of Chemicals into Environment Worry UN Environment

    12/05/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency December 5, 2015 Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to discharge of drugs and particular chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from UN Environment that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in the environmental space. Launched during the United Nations Environment Assembly at UN […]

  • The East African: Rapid population growth to worsen water scarcity

    11/15/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean-Pierre Afadhali Rwanda is facing water scarcity due to rapid population growth, and inadequate investment in infrastructure in water storage, conservation and sustainable access. A study presented at the recent Nile Basin Development Forum, which brought together experts to discuss water challenges in the Nile region, shows that Rwanda’s water scarcity started in 2007 […]

  • Water shortage threatens lives of evictees from Akagera river neighbourhoods

    11/07/2017 clip Aquila Times

    By Mohammed M. Mupenda Rusumo, Transboundary project – Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) expresses water shortage as a big challenge hampering the projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians evicted on both sides of Akagera river to construct Rusumo Hydropower plant. Speaking to the press at the Rusumo project site on Friday, Mrs. Janinah Mbabazi […]

  • Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Dam Project Launched in Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi

    11/03/2017 clip Rwanda Television

    The Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which kicked off in March after decades of planning, is expected to deliver 80 megawatts of low-cost, clean power to the three countries bordering the falls, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. The project, funded by the World Bank, is expected to deliver renewable energy worth $360 million that will be shared […]

  • Mara wetland: Birds sing in their habitat: How Birdlife’s conservation efforts make birds and humans coexist in Mara region

    11/01/2017 clip Rwanda Inspirer

    By Elias Hakizimana It was a tough experience for birds in Tanzania’s Mara Wetland when local communities would throw stones onto them anytime to chase them from their fields, or hunt them for sale — poaching. What was worse is that, the communities were hurting the birds, but also hurting themselves, unknowingly because they were […]

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