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‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told | Global development

The UK government has been urged to open up its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception, as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health...

Let’s heed the UN’s dire warning and stop the east African oil pipeline now | Bill McKibben, Diana Nabiruma and Omar Elmawi

If there is one world leader trying to look out for the planet as a whole, not just their own nation, it’s the UN secretary general. Last week, António Guterres was...

Warfare, not climate, is driving resurgent hunger in Africa, says study – Watts Up With That?

After years of progress on food security, some nations see sharp reversals Peer-Reviewed Publication EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY For years, it seemed the world was making progress eliminating hunger. Then, starting in 2014, the...

1989 vs. 2021 Climate Doomsday (it’s all politics now) – Watts Up With That?

From MasterResource By Robert Bradley Jr. — August 10, 2021 “The climate of many countries seems to be one of the great reasons why idleness, dishonesty, immobility, stupidity, and weakness of will prevail....

Dangerous Price of COVID Rules for Women, Children in Africa

Sean Callaghan, senior consultant, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation. News release, United Nations. CNN: “Melinda Gates:...

Raise, a startup building Africa’s Carta, gets backing from 500 Startups – TechCrunch

As startups in Africa continue to grow and raise money at a ridiculous pace, so too will their cap tables expand. Most African startups’ bulk of VC money is from foreign...

Cop26 president Alok Sharma flew to 30 countries in 7 months | Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

The government minister responsible for this year’s UN climate change conference in Glasgow has flown to 30 countries in the past seven months, it has been reported.Alok Sharma, who was appointed...

Nigerian digital freight provider MVX lands $1.3M to help shippers move cargoes faster – TechCrunch

In Africa, chartering vessels and processing ocean freight can be challenging. The sector is largely inefficient and fragmented. Merchants also struggle to access finance to perform cross-border trade in the continent....
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