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As the world dithers on climate change, hotter weather could extinct Africa

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

As the Climate Change Summit concluded in Paris, the resolution was a pleasing one if it is carried through and implemented. For the first time, the world gathered to agree on cutting carbon emissions and to discuss cutting-edge production technologies to keep average global temperatures below two degrees. Africa, a continent which is among the poorest of continents, has its ...

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WTO Nairobi conference ends with UNEP launching Trade Hub but who wins?

Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed (L) with WTO's DG Roberto Azevedo during the 10th WTO Conference in Nairobi in December.  The Conference registered mixed reactions from different quarters. [Photo: WTO Secretariat]

As the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference concluded in Nairobi, many felt that it failed to earn the poorest countries any advantage. Activists at the meet felt that the poorest nations were short-changed and that the rich nations came out the winner – again. Several organizations, especially Non-Governmental entities protested but it remains to be seen what will ...

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Obama’s Nairobi visit should unlock funding to tackle climate change

By Mithika Mwenda More than five years ago, in the dark negotiating halls of the Copenhagen climate talks, an agreement was struck that included a pledge of 100 billion dollars to help developing countries, like my beloved Kenya, cope with the havoc caused by climate change and facilitate a shift to low-carbon development pathways. Back then, we didn’t call it ...

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