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  • Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria
    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures, three sources said. Europe's top energy companies are cutting back their oil and gas portfolios to keep only the assets most likely to be profitable and redeploy capital for a transition to clean energy as uncertainty mounts over future demand for fossil fuel. By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes
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    ACMHM to host African Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

    The African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population, will host the African Coalition Symposium...

    19 May 2021

    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

    The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

    28 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

    Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

    By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

    Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development

    Cristina Duarte of the Republic of Cabo Verde is the new special adviser on Africa to the UN secretary-general. A former minister of finance and planning in her country, she intends to bring to her role a renewed strategic narrative...

    13 Nov 2020

    Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health

    For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

    3 Nov 2020

    850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

    Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

    By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

    Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

    Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

    By Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 21 Sep 2020

    Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists

    The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

    27 Jul 2020

    #YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?

    One of the things that the outbreak of Covid-19 has made clear is that all of us are in the same boat, whether we like it or not. What happens in China affects all of us. What happens in the US affects all of us. What happens in South Africa affects all of us...

    By Charles Siboto 12 Jun 2020

    A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

    Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

    By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

    Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative

    As Covid-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic and, as of now, reported cases are lower than feared...

    By António Guterres 21 May 2020

    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

    The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

    14 Apr 2020

    Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa

    The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

    3 Apr 2020



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