Air pollution in Africa is more deadly than previously thought, two recent studies have confirmed. The continent, which contributes little to ... greenhouse gas emissions - just 4% of the world's greenhouse gases for 18% of the planet's population - might see itself as a haven of clean air, but not in the cities.
A little over a week ahead of the opening of UN COP27 climate summit in Egypt, the fractious relations between the continent and the rich nations ... of Europe are undermining the possibility of substantive progress at the meeting, according to a report just released by the Africa Europe Foundation.
A $75m military aid package has been blocked by US Senator Patrick Leahy, the chair of the Senate Appropriations committee over his objections ... to Egypt’s human rights’ record. In recent years, Congress has made its annual $300m of the total $1.3bn aid package to Egypt contingent on progress on its human rights.
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Kenya's new government under President William Ruto has announced a lift on the ban of the shamba system - a controversial organisation that ... allows individuals to farm in forests. The lift has many conservationists worried about the country’s commitment to tackle climate change. Will the government listen to counsel from environmentalists or choose to play populist politics with the green gold?