Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the ECA, says tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of Covid-19 requires boldness...
19 Jun 2020
According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.
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It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...
Ashim Paun 2 days ago
Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...
6 Jul 2020
The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...
Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020
The world's largest jewellery maker will stop using newly mined silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025 and only buy from recycled sources...
9 Jun 2020
The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...
Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020
Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...
Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020
There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade...
Simon Evans 27 Mar 2020
In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".
26 Mar 2020
As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...
Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020