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Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Experts said on Wednesday that the Horn of Africa region is struggling to cope with the loss of biodiversity caused by climate change, which is exacerbating hunger, water stress, poverty, and resource conflicts. Levis Kavagi, Regional Coordinator for Ecosystems and Biodiversity Africa of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said […]

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Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Greece is under pressure from the European Commission to stop delays and solve the problem of nitrate pollution in its waters. Last week, the European Commission asked the European Supreme Court to fine Greece for its continued failure to protect its waters from agricultural nitrate pollution. EU law requires member […]

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Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Water is essential to the balance of the environment. As a liquid, it contributes to the formation of landforms and the emergence of life (plants, animals, and humans), and is vital to its maintenance. As a gas, water forms a barrier in the atmosphere, protecting the biosphere from solar ultraviolet […]

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How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

“Rain does not fall on a roof alone.” An African proverb. The changing climate has an equal impact on every country and sector. It has risks and opportunities at the same time, and the financial sector is not immune to these risks and opportunities. Climate change has shrunk the African […]

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A water policy prioritizing green growth

A water policy prioritizing green growth

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new water policy that prioritizes water security and the conversion of water assets in order to promote the sustainable and inclusive economic growth of regional member countries. Since 2010, the African Development Bank has invested approximately US$6.2 […]

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Africa: Lead found in drinking water

Africa: Lead found in drinking water

In Sub-Sharan Africa, it is estimated that 184 million people use boreholes with handpumps to access water and 112 million people use rural piped supplies. Scientists warn that drinking water supplies in parts of rural West Africa are being contaminated by lead-containing materials used in small community water systems, such […]

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What are the water challenges Africa faces?

What are the water challenges Africa faces?

Population growth, climate change, and health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, voices about their impact on the already unstable drinking water supply are increasing. On the occasion of World Water Week, Afrik 21 outlined the main challenges of obtaining drinking water on the African continent. Population growth […]

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How focusing on Africa will fix Climate Change

How focusing on Africa will fix Climate Change

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi, as president of the African Union. made clear at the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate this week, that all the new emissions-cutting pledges from rich countries were not enough. “It is important that this summit accelerates the mobilization of additional and substantial financial resources,” said Tshisekedi. […]

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Mali, Mauritania and Senegalese communities Access Electricity

Mali, Mauritania and Senegalese communities Access Electricity

Senegal’s Minister of Water and Health, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, announced that as a result of an $81.5 million rural electrification project funded by the Senegal River Development Organization (OMVS), 200 Mali, Mauritania, and Senegalese communities now have access to electricity. OMVS Director-General Tamsir Ndiaye stated that the organization plans to […]

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Are there Microplastics in Our Drinking Water?

Are there Microplastics in Our Drinking Water?

A current risk that has been concerning scientists for a long time are emerging environmental contaminants and whether they can end up in the human diet. Microplastic particles have caught research and media attention lately and as a result, it has been studied whether it has environmental and human health […]

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