Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls
Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

There are approximately over 308 million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls, continental bodies and national governments can and should do more to protect girls, provide for them and ensure that they participate fully in society.

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 22 hours ago

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, because of Covid-19, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) that had been scheduled for this November in Glasgow, UK, has been postponed to 2021.

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Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable

MSC certification opens the door to more European markets, following strenuous conservation efforts.

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an environmental not for profit.

Issued by MSC 19 Nov 2020

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