Cairo’s Warraq island is becoming the latest real-life example of Egypt’s relentless urban expansion, which often favours the establishment ... of concrete-laden megacities over investing in what is already on the ground, let alone maintaining greenery. Around 100,000 people are expected to be displaced to pave way for more lavish buildings and facilities.
High inflation and subsequent interest rate hikes in the US have had huge knock-on effects across the globe. Africa will need to shift dwindling ... financial resources to more productive uses if it is to emerge from the current crisis with optimism.
Egypt has touted this year’s COP27 as the one for Africa, framing itself as the leader for developing countries, particularly on the continent, ... to ensure support for new adaptation projects are followed through. However, behind these actions, the voices of the environmental activists are being stifled. How successful can a UN Climate Change conference be without their voices?
With the world racing to achieve the Paris climate agreement target of reducing global emissions by 45% before 2030, Africa is in dire need of ... financing, a study by Climate Policy Initiative says.
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A resolution passed by European Parliament for the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) has created uproar in Uganda over human rights ... and environmental concerns. Passed on 14 September, it wants to compel Uganda and Tanzania, as well as lead implementer TotalEnergies SE, to delay development of the EACOP for at least a year.
Zimbabwe’s government is looking to gain $5bn in revenue from the tourism industry by 2025. To achieve this ambitious target, it has been approving ... investors who want to tap into different opportunities in touristic towns around the country, including infrastructure development, particularly in Victoria Falls. However, environmentalists have warned that these projects pose a danger to flora and fauna near the falls and along the mighty Zambezi River.
From the war in Ukraine, conflicts in the Horn of Africa, to low intra-continental trade and a rise in prices of agriculture inputs, food insufficiency ... on the continent is on the rise, say experts. These factors will continue to be key determinants in Africa’s food security matrix in the coming months.
To the layperson’s eye, much of northern Kenya appears barren, proliferated by desiccated shrubs and the occasional struggling goat. However, ... it’s home to many ethnic groups, such as the Rendille, who tend to live in big clans and herd their livestock together, and the Turkana, who traditionally operate in small family units and are semi-nomadic peoples. Pastoralism is a common thread that unifies the residents in this region, but climate change is exacerbating an already extreme environment.
I have been involved in Africa’s leadership for many, many years, during which I have travelled to nearly every country on the continent, and ... interacted with some of the greatest minds ever. In my travels, I have come to realise that all our challenges – including insufficient availability of highly-nutritious food - can be solved through local expertise.