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Prioritising the oil, gas & energy transformation debate in Sub Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa currently has a total installed generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa is 122 gigawatts (GW), and accounts for 4.5 per cent of global primary energy demand (619 million tonnes of oil equivalent) according to the IEA’s 2017 report. Three-quarters of the generated capacity is fossil fuel-based, with coal accounting for 35%. Renewables make up

Kenyans fear proposed Trump’s USAID cuts could threaten elephants, rangers

If Congress okays Trump’s USAID cuts, Kenyans worry that the only wildlife forensics lab in East Africa could close and ranger jobs might vanish, threatening the environment. Gitonga Njeru writes   President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” made public in March, has not yet been approved, and still awaits a response by a Congress highly skeptical

Globally, Poor Diets Now Pose a Greater Risk to Health than Unsafe Sex, Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use Combined

Food systems, which include how food is cultivated, raised, transported, processed and marketed, play a central role in delivering high-quality diets. But today’s food systems are too focused on quantity and not enough on quality. Low-quality diets are a driving force in increasing rates of overweight, obesity and chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, while also fueling non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

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