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Uganda: Govt Embarks On Campaign to Reduce Use of Charcoal, Firewood

[Nile Post] Government has embarked on a campaign to reduce the use of charcoal and firewood starting with large consumers like education institutions, hospitals and prisons among others.

Africa: UN Trade Body Calls for IMF, World Bank Measures As Global Downturn Bites

[UN News] The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been the "main contributing factor" to the potentially devastating one per cent drop in projected global economic growth this year, UN development economists UNCTAD said on Thursday, in the body's latest global economic update.

World Cup 2022: African race intensifies with decisive play-offs

Ten African teams meet over two legs to decide which five nations will be going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November.

Africa: Oscars - Where Are The African Films?

[DW] In nearly 75 years, the Oscar for the best international film has only gone to an African production three times and a Bollywood production has never won. Europe dominates the category. Why?

Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Second Niger Bridge Ready This Year - Govt

[This Day] The federal government has reassured Nigerians that the on going construction of the Second Niger bridge and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would be completed before the end of this year.

South Africa: Pretoria's Resolution On Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Defeated in UN General Assembly

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's text excluded any reference to Russia, to try to win Moscow's approval for the resolution and ensure that humanitarian aid could be delivered to Ukraine.

Africa: Nations Pledge to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease

[Carter Center] High-ranking representatives of several countries pledged this week to devote all resources needed to interrupt transmission of Guinea worm disease and certify its eradication by 2030.

Zimbabwe: Disband Unfit, Biased Polls Commission - Chaimisa

[New Zimbabwe] CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) president, Nelson Chamisa, has blasted the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for refusing to avail a copy of the voters roll to be used in Saturday's by-elections, saying the commission does not have the capacity to run a fair election and should be disbanded if it continues to favour the ruling party Zanu PF.

Nigeria: 2023 - Peter Obi Declares for President, Vows to Create Jobs, Secure Nigeria

[Premium Times] "After a careful study of the country, I noticed that we're too divided and I promise to lead a united and secure Nigeria to be able to attract foreign investments..."

Nigeria: What Nigeria Must Do to Achieve Universal Health Coverage - Minister

[Premium Times] "The foundation of any strong health system and for Universal Health Coverage rests on a robust, resilient PHC system."

Nigeria: Veteran Nollywood Director, Moses Ebere, Is Dead

[Daily Trust] One of the oldest Nollywood directors, Moses Ebere, is dead. In a post On Wednesday via Facebook, Amayo Uzo Philips, a colleague to the filmmaker, confirmed Ebere's demise.

Nigeria: Flu - Nigeria Loses Over 2m Birds in 391 Farms

[Daily Trust] Since the current outbreak of bird flu started in a commercial farm with mixed species of birds, the disease has continued to spread.

Zimbabwe: Corruption Whistleblower Bill Approved By Cabinet

[New Zimbabwe] THE long-awaited Whistle Blower Protection bill has been approved by cabinet.

Ethiopia: Govt Calls on Tigrayans to Reciprocate Truce Announcement

[DW] Ethiopia says the truce is unilateral and immediate to help deliver aid to the war-ravaged region. Hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray face starvation.

Africa: Robert Koch's Dubious Legacy in Africa

[DW] The German medical scientist Robert Koch tried to cure to tuberculosis and sleeping sickness while working with patients in African concentration camps. His 19th-century techniqes still fuel debates about his fame.

Ethiopia: Funding Shortages Thwart Drought Response As Crises Multiply

[The New Humanitarian] Gode, Ethiopia -- 'Most donors are focusing on other emergencies that are now prevailing in Ethiopia.'

Africa: Climate Finance is Crucial to Continent's Efforts to Deal with #AfricaClimateCrisis

[DW] The continent is upping the pressure on wealthy nations to make good on their climate finance pledge. But a lack of expertise on the ground has also stalled crucial adaptation projects.

Africa: Code Red for Continent's Blue Economy #AfricaClimateCrisis

[African Arguments] Coastal and marine resources will be central to the food, energy, and jobs, so long as the right strategies are put in place.

Nigeria: Nigerian Authorities, Partners Raise Concerns of Funding Gaps for TB Programs

[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- On World Tuberculosis Day, Nigeria said cases of the disease increased by nearly 50 percent last year. At a summit Thursday to heighten awareness of the disease, health authorities said to tackle the epidemic, they need to close a huge funding gap.

South Africa: Shell Case Exposes Holes in Commitment to Transnational Climate Agreements

[Africa In Fact] South Africa's recent climate diplomacy efforts have made international headlines. The national government has portrayed a real seriousness towards a developmental transition to a clean energy strategy. South Africa's ambition to be the continent's frontrunner on climate ambition is admirable, but the recent High Court judgment against Shell paints a different picture.