We are honored to be here to chart ways forward on the current Ebola Outbreak in our nations. The EU has always been a great promoter of its core price of social solidarity and human advancement.
Additional than half the world’s eight billion people will be living in cities within five years, demographers predict – and Africa is at the forefront of that transition. The west African country of Cameroon has been leading the trend.
The west African country of Cameroon has been leading the trend. By 2010, the majority of its people by presently were living in urban areas, putting pressure on infrastructure and city services.
The capital, Yaoundé, exemplifies the challenges – swelling, crowded communities where schools, clinics, jobs, sanitation and access to clean water are scarce. Urban agriculture is practiced across the city, and humans share space with an estimated 50,000 pigs and over a million chickens, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
(Cape Verde Environment Profile ) The Cape Verde Islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Once covered by dry forests and scrub habitat, the landscape has since undergone extensive conversion to what is presently an almost purely human-influenced agrarian environment.
The archipelago is volcanic in origin, and is situated in the southwestern portion of the Senegalese continental shelf on oceanic crust that is between 140 and 120 million years old. The landscape is rugged on the younger islands (Fogo, Santo Antão, Santiago, and São Nicolau), with peaks reaching over 2,000 m (highest mountain is Mount Fogo, 2,829 m), but relatively flat on the older islands (Maio, Sal, and Boa Vista)
HUMAN influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.
The Synthesis Statement confirms that climate change is being registered around the world and warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Since the 1950s a lot of of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia.
The chief of the Liberian Maritime Authority Mr. Binyan Kessely told the New Dawn in an interview Tuesday that the oil tanker MT equitable Artemis was reported missing while he was attending a Maritime conference in the Ghanaian capital Accra. Mr.
Mr. Kessely said he instantly engaged the Ghanaian Minister of Transport and his Maritime counterpart over the incident and an immediate search was instituted.
He said the Ghanaian Maritime vessel monitoring and surveillance unit had reached out to track the vessel but it was reportedly not seen in Ghanaian waters as at the time of tracking.
Mozambique’s major north-south highway (EN1) is presently cut in two places in Zambezia province, where bridges have collapsed in the current flooding, thus making overland transport from the northern provinces to the centre and south impossible.
Queues of vehicles have built up at either end of the damaged bridge. Of particular concern is the fate of passengers on buses that had been heading from the north towards Beira. They have been forced to sleep for two nights on board the buses and are running out of food and money. Boats have been sent to the area, but the Licungo is flowing so rapidly that it is impossible to use them.
MADAGASCAR is home to 5% of world biodiversity and the second highest number of threatened mammals in the world – from presently on even cartoon lemurs in the movie of the same name seem to receive additional public attention and cash.
There have been some amazing conservation successes here over the completed decade. The country tripled its terrestrial protected area coverage between 2003 and 2014 and these parks presently cover 12% of the country. To enhance conservation of marine ecosystems and coastal zones, the Malagasy president recently committed to tripling the number of marine protected areas.
The launching of flights by the Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles to link the Indian Ocean archipelago’s mainland of Mahé to Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo is prompting the two island nations to forge partnerships for marketing as twin destinations.
Tourism is the major pillar of the Seychelles economy, with the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics recording 232,667 visitors to its shores in 2014. Visitors fly from far and wide across the world to the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands, which boast beautiful white beaches alongside lush tropical vegetation.
Aid agencies raced on Monday to reach tens of thousands of people displaced by catastrophic floods across southern Africa, as additional heavy rain was estimate in the coming days. Additional than 200 people have died in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar in one of the worst disasters to hit the region in years.
Additional than 200 people have died in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar in one of the worst disasters to hit the region in years. Rivers have burst their banks, flooding vast areas and destroying homes, bridges and crops.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has awarded US $1 million emergency relief assistance to Somalia where over one million people affected by drought and famine are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
The assistance will be channeled through targeted food distribution to households affected by the drought, mainly vulnerable groups (like widows, orphans, female- and elderly-headed households) without alternative means of survival. Due to the imminent shortfalls, local and regional purchases, which have the added benefit of supporting the national and regional agricultural economies, will be made.