NEW YORK, USA, 27 July 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Time is running out to protect the world’s mangroves which are not only home to many species but also an important hedge against climate impacts, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday.  Audrey Azoulay,...
NEW YORK, USA, 26 July 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort to address this increasingly major concern.  The Guiding Principles for Children on the...
climate change
The area most at risk from climate change is the African Continent. This is true even though they have the lowest emissions and the least impact on global warming. Its effects have caused the continent to experience massive collateral damage and systemic dangers to its economies, agricultural, water, and...
plastic
Mismanaged plastic waste and unsustainable plastic production are commonplace in the 21st century. Challenges include thin capacity and investment in waste collection and recycling, varying levels of awareness of sustainable practices among businesses and consumers, and the niche nature of innovative and alternative models supporting reduction and reuse. Nigeria generates some...
NEW YORK, USA, 01st July 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday. The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) is a key building block for...
NEW YORK, USA, 28 June 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.  “While I welcome the international attention on climate change’s impact on women and girls over the...
Sithembile Ntombela, Acting CEO of Brand South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 15 June 2022/ African Media Agency (AMA)/: The delegation that represented South Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Switzerland returned home after it vigorously promoted Africa’s most industrialised country as an attractive investment destination with...
President Lazarus Chakwera has disclosed that his government has secured a K60 billion ($60 million) soft loan from the World Bank to rehabilitate Kapichira Hydropower in the next six months. Kapachira was damaged and lost 135 Megawatts (Mw) due to Tropical Storm Anna forcing the country to resort to load-shedding. Chakwera...
Africa's leaders know that transitioning to a low-carbon environment presents a unique set of challenges across the continent.  Standard Bank’s Chief Executive of CIB, Kenny Fihla, has a deep understanding about what is required for a just transition. He spoke at length with Teresa Clarke of AFRICA.COM about the...
NEW YORK, USA, 02nd June 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Accompanying Somalia’s newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on Tuesday of the devastating outlook for millions of affected Somalis, amidst heightened risks of famine. “The situation...