News and updates from the continent

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Dec 15, 2015

“Plan International is proud to announce this landmark partnership with SkyPower, in Kenya.” ~ Marie Staunton, Plan International Canada’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Minister Edna Molewa defends COP21 delegation

Minister Edna Molewa defends COP21 delegation

Dec 15, 2015

“They [the delegation] have served their country with distinction, especially our teams of negotiators. We are ever mindful that we represent every South African, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved.” ~ Minister Edna Molewa.

Governments set course for climate change action

Governments set course for climate change action

Dec 15, 2015

“We are living in a historic moment. We are seeing the start of a global transition towards renewable energy. At the same time, we’re already witnessing irreversible impacts of climate change.” ~ Samantha Smith, WWF

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

Dec 11, 2015

The DEA’s application for leave to appeal suspends the operation and execution of the judgment but the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn thus remains in place.

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

Dec 1, 2015

“To be successful, the new agreement must be fair. Fairness would imply respect for the convention’s principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.” ~ the Presidency