By Patricia Koroma As Sierra Leone continues to suffer from the deadly Ebola plague, the mining industry has recorded enormous negative consequences from the outbreak. Timis Mining Corporation, being one of the biggest private sector investors in the country, has… Read More ›
Perhaps the most obvious starting point is enhancing the quality and quantity of African climate observation networks and scientific capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. Not only will this help to establish information about past and current climates, it will also help to ‘ground-truth’ climate science by generating local knowledge, perspectives and expertise. Also, these people will be able to act as intermediaries among scientists, policy-makers and practitioners and help with presenting climate information in a format that decision-makers can act upon.
Lead researcher Dr Carlo Fezzi, from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences, said: “Climate change is a just a little bit more complicated than we previously thought. We need to take into account not only the direct impact of climate change, but also how people will respond to such change – the impact of adaptation.
The embattled Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Sam- Sumana, who was recently expelled from the All Peoples Congress (APC) political party, has challenged the decision for him to quit. The VP was expelled from the party… Read More ›
African ministers seek “critical” amendment to global warming target during Paris climate talks – See more at: http://tcktcktck.org/2015/03/african-ministers-seek-critical-amendment-to-global-warming-target-during-paris-climate-talks/67063#sthash.OF6Cc2JI.dpuf
During Lima climate talks in December 2014, poorer countries found themselves at odds with many global leaders who weren’t ready to financially back adaptation efforts through their governmental pledges to reduce emissions and address climate change beyond 2020 — which are also due at the end of this month.
Orange and Airtel join forces to enable international money transfers between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso
This partnership builds on the existing “Orange Money International Transfer” offer, which enables Orange Money customers based in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali to carry out cross-border money transfers. Since its introduction in July 2013, the service has been a considerable success with over 200,000 users to date.
“The Africa CEO Forum will help boost MCB’s brand visibility and its regional ambitions,” said Antony Withers, MCB’s Chief Executive. “We will be able to showcase our internal capabilities and product offerings to the top African business leaders and the most influential players in African and international finance. It will also allow MCB to engage in constructive dialogue on Africa’s growth dynamics and how the private sector can contribute towards advancing sustainable economic progress across the continent.”