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Climate Change

  • Rose: The Flower impairing Blue Nile River and Communities in Ethiopia

    May 30, 2019

    Writer: Ayele Addis Ambelu Coordination: Fredrick Mugira   May 2019 This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Abreham Bekele, 58, a resident of Meshenti village, close to Bahir Dar city, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region became a destitute after the land he and his eleven […]

  • African countries tipped to join UN water

    May 13, 2019

    AfDB/Agonza Innocent in Kigali, Rwanda May 13, 2019 The African Development Bank and the United Nations Water Convention have agreed to jointly encourage African countries to join the UN water management organization to promote integrated and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources. The move follows a visit by a delegation from the UN Convention on […]

  • Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

    May 8, 2019

    Foreign investors acquired 2.5 million hectares of land since 2006 Writer: Paul Jimbo Coordination: Annika McGinnis This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. The Government of South Sudan is encouraging many new investments in hope that the foreign companies will produce food and ease the country’s […]

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland

    April 15, 2019

    Story and multimedia by Fredrick MugiraTechnical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, those of lavender; white; red; yellow; blue and pink – most of them tube-shaped, amidst green leaves. And then, there is Mauda Kehikyirwa – an 89 year […]

  • Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report

    March 14, 2019

    Agonza Innocent March 14, 2019 The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published this week, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. The report, which was […]

  • Fourth UN Environment Assembly kicks off in Kenya

    March 11, 2019

    March 11, 2019 Annita Matsika/ UN Environment-News Desk Over 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering in Nairobi for a meeting of the world’s top body on the environment, where they will take decisions that move global societies to a more sustainable path. The fourth UN […]

  • AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Ugandan eco-product designer welcomes new charter linking fashion with climate change

    December 31, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 31, 2018 Uganda’s renowned eco-product designer Sarah Nakisanze has welcomed the new fashion industry charter for climate action launched this month during this year’s UN climate change summit describing it as “healthy.” The fashion industry charter for climate action, aligned with the goals of Paris agreement including limiting global warming to 1.5 […]

  • ‘We feel more like bystanders,’ Youth at COP24 cry out as they call for active participation in negotiations

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 22, 2018 Last week, as delegates from more than 190 governments attended UN climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice to uphold the Paris Agreement and respond to the emergency of the climate crisis, a section of youth at the summit cried out that they had been “left out” of negotiations. […]

  • Least Developed Countries Group Welcome Katowice Decision on Climate Change with Caution

    December 17, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 16, 2018 The least developed countries have welcomed the set of guidelines for the implementation of the Paris agreement that were adopted over the weekend at the UN Climate change summit in Poland but feel some parts of the agreement are weak. “While there are parts of the package that could and […]