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Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

More Help Needed to Deal with Food Insecurity in the Wake of El Niño

United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.

ACF 2016 African Renewable Energy Project Competition Kicks Off

Last year's Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) for renewable projects in Africa was very successful. 55 submissions were received from 18 countries, and covered projects for solar, wind, hydro, hybrid, and bio-mass. This year's event, ACF 2016, has just kicked off the search for fundable projects -- and already looks very promising.

Media Freedom in Africa Remains Under Attack

Imagine a world without the media, where we have no verified information about what’s going on around us. Where everything is hearsay and gossip, where there are no trusted sources of information. It would be hard to operate in a world like that: to make decisions about what to do about the things that affect our lives.

RMB Reaches Nearly 40% Adoption Across Financial Institutions Worldwide

SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.

The African Diaspora Film Festival Celebrates Women's Month

Women behind the camera are the focus of this month’s ADIFF film program to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University from March 25 to 27, 2016. The selection of ADIFF's CELEBRATING WOMEN'S MONTH program is comprised of ten films from Senegal, New Zealand, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Canada, USA and Brazil.

Africa Country Benchmark Report Ranks African Country Performance

Consulting group In On Africa (IOA)recently released its first Africa Country Benchmark Report, a holistic assessment of Africa country performance. It draws on sixteen reputable indices spanning business, economic, political and social spheres, combined with other insights.

Pollinators Vital To Our Food Supply Under Threat

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.

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