Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Drought to hit South Africa’s 2018 wine harvest
 South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said . The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area... Read more
MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Somalia: Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People
Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since February in southern and central Somalia, the country’s health ministry has told Anadolu Agency. Abdullaahi Hashi Ali, the ministry’s director general, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview at least 407 people had lost their... Read more
Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood impacts in Northern Ghana
More than 10,000 inhabitants of 22 communities in Northern Ghana can now access potable water through the intervention by UNDP’s CREW project. (Photo credit: Stephen Kansuk/ UNDP in Ghana) Even though the number of people living in poverty has reduced in recent years, there remain significant gaps between rural... Read more
Africa:Thousands of hungry Somali refugees trek to Ethiopia to flee drought
Thousands of Somali refugees have trekked to Ethiopia to flee the devastating drought in their country. Already in the grip of instability and resurgent violence, Somalia is experiencing its worst drought in seven years. The vast majority of those fleeing come from the regions of Bay, Gedo and Middle... Read more
Four million Kenyans will need humanitarian relief next month, UNICEF estimates, in the worst drought so far this century. Researchers have found that in 2016 hot weather was made more likely by global warming, which worsened the effects of low rainfall. Kenya’s Met Office is forecasting depressed rainfall across much of the country again this rainy season, which... Read more