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Nigerian businesses turn to solar as diesel costs bite

Nigeria’s solar companies are seeing a surge in demand for mini-grids and equipment as businesses in Africa’s biggest oil producer look for alternative power sources after the cost of diesel soared locally due to rising global oil prices. Supply constraints could, however, hamper their ability to capitalize on the trend, with some saying they have begun to turn away customers ...

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Parliament sets up ad-hoc committee to probe food shortages in schools

The Speaker of Parliament has constituted an ad-hoc body of five parliamentary committees to probe the activities of the National Food Buffer Stock Company and the National School Feeding Programme. The mandate of the committees among others is to look into the feasibility and sustainability of the organisations, especially in recent times when there are reports of food shortage in ...

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Uganda arrests protesters over rising cost of living

The Ugandan police on Monday arrested at least a dozen protesters against the rising cost of living in Jinja, in south-eastern Uganda. “Eight of the leaders were arrested and will be charged with inciting violence on Tuesday, police spokesman James Mumbi told AFP. Witnesses said the protesters burned tyres and blocked a busy road in Jinja, about 80km east of ...

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World is moving backward on eliminating hunger and malnutrition, UN report reveals

The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse, away from the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030, when the SDGs are supposed to be realized. ...

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Boris Johnson resigns

Less than three years ago, Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to their biggest election victory since 1987. Now, the prime minister has lost the support of his MPs and is set to resign. How did it come to this? The Chris Pincher affair On Wednesday 29 June, the MP Chris Pincher – at the time, the Conservative deputy chief whip ...

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Environmentalists sue Dutch airline KLM for ‘greenwashing’

Environmental groups are suing Dutch airline KLM, alleging that adverts promoting the company’s sustainability initiative are misleading. The groups say it’s the first lawsuit to challenge the so-called airline industry “greenwashing”. They argue that KLM adverts and their carbon-offsetting scheme create the false impression that its flights won’t make climate change worse. But KLM says the company’s statements are “based ...

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MindFreedom Ghana congratulates Janet Naa Karley Amegatcher

MindFreedom Ghana, a leading mental health advocacy organization in the country has congratulated Mrs Janet Naa Karley Amegatcher on her appointment as a Member of the Governing Board of Mental Health Authority. Mrs Amegatcher is a prominent lawyer and also serves as the Director of MindFreedom Ghana. “Congratulation to Mrs Janet Amegatcher, our organization’s Director on her appointment as a member of ...

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Running to IMF a lazy approach, gov’t must apologise to Ghanaians – CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has described going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support as a lazy approach. In a statement, the party also said the move was a short-term measure. “Ghana has gone to the IMF for a bailout 17 times and does the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia Government believe this 18th time would create the magic wand ...

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OPEC’s Barkindo says Venezuelan, Iranian oil could ease energy crisis

The oil and gas industry is “under siege” due to years of under-investment, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said today, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, adding the resulting supply shortage could be eased if extra supplies from Iran and Venezuela were allowed to flow. Years of sanctions have limited supplies from Iran and Venezuela. In addition, the West has imposed sanctions on ...

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Substance believed to be crude oil discovered at Apremdo in Western Region

Residents of Apremdo in the Western Region have discovered an unknown substance beneath the soil. The black sticky material is suspected to be crude oil. Following the finding on Sunday, the traditional ruler in the area, Nana Egya Kwamena XI took up the matter. According to him, the community would investigate and ascertain what exactly the substance could be. Nana ...

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