RedskyNews Category: Af – Politics & Science

2011 Climate Talks to be in S. Africa


The world’s governments face a new battle in South Africa in 2011 between rich and poor about slowing climate change, buoyed by some progress in Mexico but with faded hopes for a new treaty in coming years. In 2011, governments

Algeria Fights Desertification

Rapid action is required to stem desertification in north Africa, a major environmental and economic threat in the region, an Algerian minister said on Wednesday. “The fight against desertification must take a greater place on the international community’s agendas and

Zanzibar’s Forests Endangered


Zanzibar is among developing countries in Africa that have not been spared from environmental degradation, particularly the cutting down of trees for firewood and charcoal production, which is among the worst forms of nature abuse in many parts of the

Rich Nations Break Aid Promises

Poor nations accused donors on Thursday of failing to keep a promise of extra climate aid, which the U.N. says will be the “golden key” to successful global warming talks in Mexico this month. “The promises (of aid) are there,

Chocolate to Cost More Than Gold

Fancy a bit of chocolate? An afternoon Kit Kat with your cup of tea? A chunk of fruit and nut? Go on, you’ve earned it. Except that in the future, chocoholics might have to work quite a bit harder to

Africa urged to tackle climate change

African leaders came under pressure on Wednesday to take concrete actions against global warming at the African Development Forum in the Ethiopian capital, organisers said. “Ethiopia’s President Girma Wolde-Giorgis has called on African leaders to ‘close the gap between rhetoric

Does Egypt’s past hide climate change fix

As world experts grapple with ways to contain global warming, researchers gathered in Egypt are seeking answers from the country’s pharaonic past to help tackle environmental problems of the present. Blessed with incomparable archaeological wealth, Egypt is the most populous

Experts to Assess Acid Mine Water

Pretoria — A team of experts is expected to assess the extent of acid mine drainage in the country and report back to an inter-ministerial committee appointed by Minister of Water Affairs Bulelwa Sonjica. Cabinet last month mandated the minister

6 Dead in Mozambique bread riot

Video Report: At least six people including two children have been killed in Mozambique during street protests over rising bread prices. Please follow and like us:

Climate Will Kill More Africans Than Malaria Or Aids,’ Anglican Church Warned

The continent of Africa is facing a future in which climate change will kill more people than traditional causes such as malaria and HIV, according to a Ugandan environmental expert. Dr Rose Mwebaza warned Anglican bishops from Africa in Entebbe