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Fighting for black gold in Africa: Liberians approach oil finds with caution

News released at the end of February that Liberia was on the cusp of an unprecedented oil discovery garnered much more than just praise and adulation.

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Durban or bust: the Trans-African Caravan of Hope

KAMPALA – Brandishing a plea for developed countries to make good their promises to reduce carbon emissions, 300 farmers, youths and activists took the scenic route to the COP17 conference in Durban, travelling more than 7,000km from Burundi in 17 days, through 10 eastern and southern African countries, aboard a convoy of buses draped in various national flags.

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Durban climate summit: Marching for 100 Percent Change

DURBAN – Chanting loudly, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets to the venue of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference to demand that their voices be heard for “immediate and drastic” carbon emission reductions to save the planet.

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Uganda civil society group sues Govt over oil

Nov1

In Uganda the Civil Society Coalition on Oil backed efforts by independent minded MPs to demand for accountability in the oil sector despite what they called a conspiracy by a faction of the ruling party to reverse the parliamentary position.

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Tropical Forest Summit taking place in Brazzaville

Heads of state from the Amazon, Congo and Borneo-Mekong basins are meeting in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville till 3 June: leaders hope to reach an accord on sound management of valuable rainforest ecoystems, but civil society actors believe the problems faced by local populations may be ignored.

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Most African worried about the soaring price of food

May25

Most Africans are deeply worried about the soaring price of basic commodities. While ordinary citizens worry about their future, leaders worry about how a newly confident and enraged civil society is reacting to these increases. African governments are being challenged to take decisive action and bring quick change, whether they have the tools to do so or not. A video by A24Media

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