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C40 Releases Landmark Research

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
The report, Climate Action in Megacities Volume 2.0 was released at the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg on February 5, 2014. It shows how C40 cities are taking action with respect to climate change. African members of the C40 include Addis Ababa, Cairo, Johannesburg and Lagos. AB

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Africans Struggle to See Oil, Mineral Revenues

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
A major new survey of African countries which depend on mining or oil revenues shows that six in 10 people have difficulty in finding out how their governments spend the proceeds of the resources. This report ` Oil & Mining Countries: Transparency Low, Official Impunity High’ published by Afrobarometer, the survey network based in academic institutions around the continent which measures African

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125th Anniversary of the Anti-Slavery Campaign of Cardinal Charles Lavigerie

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
Cardinal Charles Martial Lavigerie, our founder, joined the world-wide campaign for the abolition of the slave trade in general and in Africa in particular with the encouragement and blessing of Pope Leo XIII. Cardinal Charles Martial Lavigerie, our founder, joined the world-wide campaign for the abolition of the slave trade in general and in Africa in particular with the encouragement and

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Why do we continually misunderstand conflict in Africa?

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
Insufficient analysis, misleading labelling, and repeated reposting and reprinting of oversimplifications; all these lead us to misunderstand conflict in Africa. Then there is the deliberate name-calling by both sides; and even deliberate fabrication of facts and stories. We must ask hard questions and listen to other points of view. And dare to be prophetic when called to be so. JK

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Combating Climate Change in Africa

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
Given that climate change is a fact of life, the question for Africa is how to cope and address the effects of climate change. This article addresses this issue, and gives some examples of how Africans are responding, rather than wait for the major polluters to change their ways. AB

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Oil: It’s not just about the money

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
Africa is poor because its rich, it has failed to understand the contradictions involved in managing its wealth. The continent can take a leaf from the oil rich countries in the Middle East. MM

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Declaration of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA)

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
A new continental body of civil society to resist human rights abuses caused by domestic and multinational corporations was launched in Accra, Ghana on 27 November 2013 . It begins "We, the undersigned organisations, support African communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations..." JK

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Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"

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Posted by admin 171 days ago (Editorial)
This note from AfricaFocus Bulletin points to several recent short reports on the subject of climate finance; reports from the 2013 Warsaw international negotiations about climate change initiatives, and excerpts from a report from Oxfam International on the failed promises of climate financing. AB

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