July 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Terror has no religion

Terror has no religion

By Chidi Emmanuel

The ferocious attack in Norway that has claimed 91 lives so far has grabbed the headlines of almost all the major print, radio and television news media. Interestingly and surprisingly, however, one phrase is invariably missing from the headlines and most commentaries – ‘terror attack.’ Many newspapers and other news channels are shying away from calling this a terror attack. The attacks have rather been described as massacre, bloody, deadly,… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 28, 2011 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Detox Now!

Fabulous news!

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, has leaped ahead of rivals Nike and Adidas this morning by publicly committing[1] to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product life cycle, and across its global supply chain, by the year 2020. The move comes less than two weeks into our Detox campaign, and shows the power of thousands of people challenging the industry online and in cities…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on July 27, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Approved by the World Energy Council-African Energy Indaba signs official agreement with WEC & SANEA

The Africa Energy Indaba has officially partnered with the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the World Energy Council (WEC). Chairman of SANEA and the Conference Chairman of the African Energy Indaba, Brian Statham, Secretary General of the World Energy Council , Dr Christophe Frei and CEO and owner of the African Energy Indaba , Liz Hart, formalised this highly anticipated partnership on 6 June 2011.


The WEC is the foremost multi-energy organisation in…


Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

SOS: Save dying Somalis, instead of arming rebels

SOS: Save dying Somalis,

instead of arming rebels

By Chidi Emmanuel

A desperate situation requires urgent and desperate action. “Please help us. Where are our Western, Muslims, Christians and African brothers?” one Somali nursing mother cried out on the Al-Jazeera TV channel as she clutched her malnourished baby. It is very pathetic to watch the flood of exhausted, rail-thin hungry, pale looking men, women and children on the TV, limping into refugee camps in Kenya… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

AfDB and WWF Team up to Protect African Environment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and global conservation group WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) have come together to work closely on green economy and development issues in Africa. Both organisations signed a cooperative agreement to this effect in Geneva on 20 July. The heads of the two organisations agreed to highlight the growing links between environmental protection and sustainable development and the need to work on such issues as climate adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity,…


Added by Linda Larbie on July 20, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Hydropower Africa: Go Small or Go Home

Small hydropower projects have proven to be major contributors to the electrification of developing countries and Sub Saharan Africa’s small hydro potential still remains largely untapped, says Nicolaas Loretz, project director of Hydropower Africa that is taking place from 19-23 September in Johannesburg. During what is Africa’s largest hydropower event, delegates will have the unique opportunity to visit some of Africa's top hydropower projects, including DRC’s Inga, Zambia’s Kafue Gorge…


Added by Linda Larbie on July 8, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo 2011, Africa

Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo 2011, Africa

Register to attend the innovation and sustainability conference & expo and network with confirmed experts from the following organizataions/companies from all over the world:

Iran Oil & Gas-Iran; Jatropha Africa-Ghana;  Taylor Biomass Energy Project-Uganda; Ministry of Trade-MADAGASCAR; Earth Charter International-Costa Rica; Youth…


Added by Pilot International on July 1, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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