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Video: How one solar project brings multiple benefits to a community

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Posted by admin 26 days ago (http://www.opic.gov)
In June, OPIC committed financing to First Solar, Inc. to support construction of the Luz del Norte solar photovoltaic park in Chile’s Atacama desert. The plant will be the largest photovoltaic project in Latin America, with a capacity of 141 megawatts. In addition to introducing a clean source of fuel in Chile, the project is bringing many additional benefits toRead more...

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What urbanization means for development

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.opic.gov)
Multiple OPIC projects address urban development challenges, often by supporting financing to small businesses that will create jobs. Nicholas Aoama Oyiek is a garage owner in Nairobi, Kenya, who employs 20 people and was able to obtain financing to build his business with the help of an OPIC backed private equity fund. Read more. In 1950, less than one-third ofRead more...

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US lowers troop deployment; UN ups Ebola death toll

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.dw.de)
The Pentagon has scaled back the number of troops it will deploy to Liberia, citing satisfactory infrastructure available within the country. Meanwhile, the UN has raised its Ebola death toll count.

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Somalia: Security Council urges Member States to strengthen efforts against piracy

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Security Council today reaffirmed its condemnation of all acts of piracy and robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, reiterating its calls for the international community to intensify their efforts in fighting what it said was a threat to the East African country’s stability.

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Ebola: UN special envoy says combating stigma integral to overall crisis response

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, today made a passionate appeal to combat stigmatization surrounding the disease by calling for a global social media campaign to “express solidarity and to show we are anti-discrimination.”

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Saving Kenya’s anti-cancer tree

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.dw.de)
The bark of the Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that fight illnesses like prostate cancer. Green groups and local residents are working together to stop illegal deforestation and promote sustainable harvesting.

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Refugee security under threat in Chad

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.dw.de)
More than 150,000 people fled to Chad in 2013 to escape the fighting in the neighboring Central African Republic. Hoping for peace and security, they now face an uncertain future as aid agencies' funds run out.

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Botswana: UN Expert to Assess Cultural Rights

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.newsfromafrica.org)
During Farida Shaheed thirteen-day visit, the Special Rapporteur will meet with a number of actors in the cultural field, including State authorities, at the national as well as local levels.

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