Category Archives: Africa

Tell Shell

Delusional Shell oil company prides itself on its progressive Green initiatives and like other big energy companies, Shell likes to put on an ethical mask and pretend to do good in the world.  But the world isn’t stupid and the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biodiversity, Campaigns, Forests, Oil, People, Pollution, Waste, Water, Wildlife | 3 Comments

No More Ivory on EBay!

From January 2009, and not a minute too soon, eBay will begin to enforce a global ban of ivory sales from its market website. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), more than 4000 ivory products have been … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Campaigns, General, India, Nature & Conservation | 7 Comments

Oxfam Publication:Pastoralism & Climate Change

Photograph: It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone but Oxfam has said that the African Maasai tribe can help fight climate change by spreading their survival and adaptability skills across Africa. Oxfam has issued a report … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Climate change, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Education, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Politics & Policy initiatives, Rural communities, Sustainablity | 11 Comments

Africa: the race to extract natural resources

Article Africa is a big part of the future of natural resource exploration and production. Right now, Africa produces only about 12% of the world’s oil output. By 2012, that could be 30%. No wonder, then, it has become such … Continue reading

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Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is chaired by Kofi A. Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. AGRA is a relatively new organisation, with initial support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates … Continue reading

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Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Development, Disease, Food & Agriculture, Funding, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Politics, Poverty, US | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Renewable energy for Rwanda

Article The calm, blue waters of Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda belie the energy powerhouse it stores deep underwater. Hundreds of metres down in the inky blackness, the lake is holding enough unexploited energy to meet Rwanda’s needs … Continue reading

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“Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country.”

Article At a United Nations meeting in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday, scientists from the Global Invasive Species Program, the Nature Conservancy and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as well as other groups, presented a paper with a … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biodiversity, Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, EU, Nature & Conservation, Sustainablity | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Ghana: food or biofuels

The world is in the grip of a food crisis with prices of various staples sky-rocketing. In Ghana, prices have more than doubled since the crisis. But in the midst of the challenges posed by the rise in world food … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biofuels, Business, Community Initiatives, Desertification, Economics, Energy, EU, Food & Agriculture, Politics, Rural communities, Sustainablity | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

“If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system”

Article So says Bolivian President Evo Morales. He was speaking at a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples. Mr Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biofuels, Brazil, Business, Climate change, Economics, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Politics, Poverty, UN | Tagged | 19 Comments