Environment

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 21st, 2013
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Belayneh Abate I usually feel discomfort when people refer the land robbery in Africa as “Land grab”. Land grab indicates the existence of formality or legality which is not the case in the large scale African land robbery. The online dictionary defines land grabbing as buying or leasing of large pie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 24th, 2013
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ABUJA — Nigeria joined more than 7,000 cities and towns across the world in celebrating “Earth Hour,” a symbolic shutting down of the lights for an hour late Saturday. More than 100 activists also gathered to launch a petition in favor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Bill. These activis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2012
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By Ogaga Ifowodo, Vanguard opinion Two weeks ago, a faction of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People led by Goodluck Diigbo proclaimed political autonomy. The action appears to be the outcome of internal wrangling over the implementation of the report of the United Nations Environmental P...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Jun 29th, 2012
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South feminists demand responsible action now DAWN Executive Committee While governments were locked in their semantic battles in the Rio+20 process, women’s and other social movements continue to fight on multiple fronts for human rights, justice and sustainability. These struggles take place on div...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2011
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Biochar is touted as a solution to climate change, soil degradation and low crop yields, despite scientific field trials disproving these claims. With Africa the focus of many biochar ‘demonstration’ and ‘feasibility’ projects, Almuth Ernsting writes about a new report investi...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Nov 4th, 2011
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It’s a man’s world – more than ever – and that spells doom for the future. As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for bri...
By benim
In News
Oct 25th, 2011
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Berlin – Africans currently make up around 15% of the estimated global population of 7 billion but this figure will increase to 35% by the end of the century, according to the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). The reason for the increase is the continued high birth rate in...
By benim
In Ghana
Jun 28th, 2011
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Official data released by the Ghana Shippers Authority say the country imported 31,400 metric tonnes of used electrical appliances last year, representing 74.6 percent increase compared to the 2009 figure of 17,987 metric tonnes. The port of Tema handled 72 percent of the total importation, which amo...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 16th, 2011
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Japan has withdrawn all of its workers from the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, saying it is too dangerous after a surge in radiation. The decision came after a second fire broke out in Reactor 4, following a prior blaze that had not been properly extinguished. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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The death toll in Japan climbed to more than 3,000 Tuesday in the aftermath of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that have devastated the northern part of the country. In addition to the official toll reported by national broadcaster NHK, more than 15,000 people are reported to be unaccounted ...