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WaterAid AfricaSan Press Release: #WaterAid calls on African nations to make clear targets to deliver sanitation for all by 2030

Dear All, 25 May 2015, Dakar, Senegal – As the 4th AfricaSan conference begins in Dakar, Senegal, today, WaterAid has called on African nations to make clear and ambitious targets to deliver sanitation for all by 2030. African leaders must prioritise sanitation from the highest decision making levels and support the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure water and ...

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#BringBackOurGirls: The Chibok Girls and Nigerian Democracy by Prof Funke Mojubaola

This is from Murtala Mohammed Foundation (MMF) on the last Saturday, May 23 Bring back Our Girls campaign held in Lagos. The inspiring speech of Prof Mojubaola Funke Okome,  Professor of Political Science, African and Women Studies Brooklyn College CUNY (Prof. #BringBackOurGirlsNYC). The sit-out programme at the Waterfront Marina, Lagos, right under rain, reminiscent of when we began the campaign and reminding ...

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Melodramatic Launching of Clean Cookstoves in the Aso Villa!!!

Dotun Roy When it has got to the point that someone whom is expected to conduct his or herself with some respect, loses his or her temper in the public place right in the presence of top dignitaries then one should know that, a whole lot is truly wrong with our polity as a nation.    When a Minister Federal ...

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Extreme Heatwave Kills more than 500 people in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heatwave, which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which saw mercury rise to 47.7 C on Sunday, while the capital, ...

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[Download Video] New Single “Strong Girl” for ONE Campaign in #Africa

. The video of the latest collaborated single “Strong Girl” put together by Waje, Yemi Alade and other Top African Female Acts across sub Saharan Africa in the fight against inequality and poverty particularly as it relates to women in Africa. The campaign which has been tagged “Poverty is sexist” was launched by ONE in Africa Campaign in April 2015. ...

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HOW GRAFT STALLED DISTRIBUTION OF N9.3BN CLEAN #COOKSTOVES

Alex Abutu The controversy trailing the N9.3 billion contract awarded by the Federal Executive Council for the purchase of clean cook stoves and wonder bags is far from being over as efforts to procure and distribute the stoves are being frustrated by officials of the Ministry of Environment. The contract was awarded to Messrs Integrated Renewable Energy Services Limited late ...

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#YFarm Community Outreach On Agribussiness and Climate Smart Agriculture

Yfarm, an initiative of Fresh Brain Initiative Nigeria with a mission to drawing youth, organiztions and communities out of poverty into sustainable agriculture and closer to God will be holding its second edition of community outreach on agribusiness and climate smart agriculture on wednesday 27th May 2015. The outreach which have been scheduled to hold every month held its first edition ...

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Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power #Africa

More than two-thirds of the approximately 800 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Taking a private sector approach, U.S. President Obama launched the Power Africa initiative in October 2013 to tackle the issue. Here’s an update. May 21, 2015 By Andrew Burger, Contributor According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion ...

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UK Government Names Clean Energy Cabinet Members

Amidst fears of clean energy setbacks, newly re-elected Prime Minister Cameron appoints cabinet members to continue renewable energy progress in the UK. LONDON — With the UK general election now over and a majority Conservative Party government in place, the re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron has now named key members of the government charged with steering the UK’s clean energy policy over the ...

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6 Simple Tools to protect your Online Privacy!

By Tanya O’Carroll, London 20 May 2015,   As intelligence agencies hoover up more and more of our online communications, we’ve compiled a list of some simple apps and tools to help protect your privacy and make your calls, emails, texts and chats more secure. Faced with the enormous power of agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ, it can ...

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