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Industrial Ecosystems with Richmond Kwame Frimpong: Africa’s green industrial future via special economic zones

B & FT Online 27 Mar 2023
With the right mix of incentives and financing, many manufacturers can adapt to a green economy ... Africa’s industrial green path faces an existential dilemma ... Investing in renewable power will allow Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and gas, opening a world of export options for green technologies and manufacturers.

We will tackle Fall Army worm with biological “weapon” – Deputy Minister

Business Ghana 27 Mar 2023
... see who will win that fight,” he said at the Opening session of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) Learning Event.

AMA engineer calls for ban on single-use plastics

Joy Online 27 Mar 2023
The Waste Management Director at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Engr. Solomon Noi, has called for a ban on single-use plastics. This, according to him, is because recycling companies find them expensive to process ... Speaking at Green Africa Youth Organization and Youth Climate Council conference, Engr ... .

US Vice President Kamala Harris in Africa to boost ties

Al Jazeera 26 Mar 2023
This flurry of diplomacy is “about the geopolitical struggles that are going on, and the fear in Washington that it’s losing ground, specifically now in Africa where there is a scramble for resources, where there are rarer minerals to power the Green Revolution, and so on”, Rattansi said.

The US fights for influence in Africa where China, Russia loom large

Taipei Times 26 Mar 2023
At a summit last year with the continent’s leaders, Biden pledged a US$55 billion support package for Africa ... The US-China rivalry includes a race to secure minerals that are critical to green energy — Africa has some of the world’s biggest supplies — and a dispute over debt relief, as burdens for poor countries rise along with interest rates.

Alexander Knappe in control at The Club at Steyn City

Gulf News 26 Mar 2023
Alexander Knappe takes a one-stroke lead into the final round of the 2023 Jonsson Workwear Open on 17 under par ... The Swede shared second place with second-round leader Nick Bachem, South Africa's Hennie Du Plessis and Malaysia's Gavin Green ... "I played nicely, almost hit every green I think ... Green made an opening 66 followed by successive rounds of 67.

Knappe leads in South Africa ahead of final round

The Lufkin News 26 Mar 2023
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Alexander Knappe overtook fellow German Nick Bachem to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Jonsson Workwear Open as he chases a first European tour title ... 17, his first dropped shot since the first round ... South Africa's Hennie du Plessis and Malaysia's Gavin Green are also on 16 under ... ....

The long arm of Washington extends into Africa's Sahel

Alternet 26 Mar 2023
... farmlands and that the corporation has been working with U.S.-funded institutions such as the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates and Rockefeller foundations), and turn these agricultural resources over to multinational agribusinesses.

African nations consider swapping debt for climate funding

The Mercury 25 Mar 2023
The “debt-for-climate swap” option is an economic tool that allows a country’s debt to be reduced in exchange for commitments on green investments ... Economic Commission for Africa told the roundtable Monday evening. Morsy added that private sector investments in climate finance are lower in Africa than in any other part of the world.

Rory McIlroy scores nine birdies to reach quarter-finals of WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas

Irish Independent 25 Mar 2023
I played really, really nicely."World number one Scottie Scheffler had to dig even deeper than McIlroy to keep his title defence on track with a 1-up win over JT Poston.The Masters champion was two down with four holes to play but birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th to ...

Alexander Knappe leads into final round of Jonsson Workwear Open

Independent online (SA) 25 Mar 2023
Knappe has won before in South Africa in last year’s Dimension Data Pro-Am, which was co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour ... South Africa’s Hennie du Plessis, Swede Joakim Lagergren, Malaysia’s Gavin Green and Germany’s Nick Bachem are his nearest challengers on 16 under par ... The wide fairways and slopey greens are nice to play.

Afforestation project Green Wall launched to revive the Aravallis

Hindustan Times 25 Mar 2023
The African Great Green Wall was an initiative launched in Sahel, the region bordering Africa’s Sahara Desert, to increase the amount of arable land ... Yadav said chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s plan to develop Jungle Safari and a Green Corridor in Aravalli will attract tourists to the district.

Deadly Marburg virus outbreaks reported in East and West Africa

The Keene Sentinel 25 Mar 2023
Five people have died of Marburg virus disease out of eight confirmed cases in a localized outbreak in Tanzania, in East Africa, said Fiona Braka, head of emergency operations for the World Health Organization ... “We’ve seen the link between climate change and disease outbreaks,” said Matshidiso Moeti, the Africa head of the WHO.

100 days of India’s G20 Presidency

Financial Express 25 Mar 2023
India is the voice of the Global South and the nature of the succession of G20 presidency both incoming from Indonesia and outgoing to Brazil followed by South Africa, gives India the opportunity to roll out the priorities of the Global south within the G20 forum for an extended duration.

12 cities around the world where you can live cheaply, from $300-a-month rents to $1 cappuccinos

Business Insider 25 Mar 2023
"Wine tasting at a local vineyard, for example, costs about 120 rands for five wines from the heart of South Africa's famed wine lands ... The city is widely considered the Washington DC of northern Africa because of its many government buildings, embassies, green spaces, and wide streets.

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