Sustainability and Conservation

15 Nov 2020

Norgold supports forest initiative in Burkina Faso

15 November 2020 – With an increased focus on social and environmental programmes by mining companies, Norgold’s community forest initiative in Burkina Faso is a good example of what private […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]
23 Oct 2020

Africa’s Covid-19 response

23 October 2020 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently discussed Africa’s Covid-19 response. Several African economies are sustained by the extractive industry, with most national budgets dependent on mining […]
20 Oct 2020

Global warming affects elephants in Gabon

By Boris Ngounou The article was first published by Afrik21 and somervillesustainableconservation 20 October 2020 – Climate change has a detrimental affect on the elephant population in the Lopé National […]
20 Oct 2020

Bioremediation: ethical and cost-effective

20 October 2020 – The laws regulating waste management are designed to protect both human health and that of the environment and require companies to take reasonable measures to ensure […]
19 Oct 2020

Clinton initiative a boost for Malawi farmers

19 October 2020 – The Clinton Foundation and its partner Africa Improved Foods (AIF) are helping to source soybeans from farming communities in Malawi for the AIF market in Rwanda, […]
18 Oct 2020

Mining waste to fight climate change

18 October 2020 – Dealing with the residual waste after companies have abandoned mining sites is a major challenge. It is an extremely costly exercise. Despite the potential to create […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]
9 Oct 2020

Private sector to bolster conservation in Rwanda

04 October 2020 – In a significant move the Rwandan government has approved a draft for a new law that will enable private companies to venture into wildlife conservation for […]
7 Oct 2020

Concrete steps needed to end impunity in DRC

First published by Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) 07 October 2020 – Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities and the United Nations have not done enough to […]
6 Oct 2020

Nuclear techniques to assist Nigeria farmers

By Carley Willis, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication 06 October 2020 – Fleeing from terrorists and sheltering in makeshift camps for the internally displaced is a reality for many […]
29 Sep 2020

Tourism could kickstart Liberia’s economy

29 September 2020 – Nestled in nicely between Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire on the lush west coast of Africa, Liberia should be a top tourism destination in Africa. In […]
27 Sep 2020

The business of SDGs

Nyon, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2020 – Just 10 years are left to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as one of the few sectors with links […]
22 Sep 2020

World Bank supports farmers in Uganda

22 September 2020 – The World bank supports farmers in Uganda. Agriculture is the lifeblood of Uganda’s economy. It employs 70% of the population and contributes a quarter of the […]
22 Sep 2020

Gold contributes to SDGs

22 September 2020 – Gold contributes to SDG’s. This is the message from the World Gold Council (WGC). To coincide with the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General […]
19 Sep 2020

Action on climate change and land degradation

19 September 2020 – Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss received a vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners.  A virtual gathering has galvanised […]
17 Sep 2020

Conserving lions in the heart of Namibia

By Gail Thomson With input from Lise Hanssen, director of Kwando Carnivore Project. 17 September 2020 – The Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi) is a small strip of land that […]
16 Sep 2020

Solar rolls through Africa

16 September – Solar power is being rolled out at an encouraging rate across Africa. Although there are a few challenges in several countries, a large number of projects are […]
16 Sep 2020

Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market

16 September 2020 – Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market. After first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced that a traceability and […]
15 Sep 2020

SA to test food through mobile laboratories

15 September 2020 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT), a non-profit company that assists small and medium […]
15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on food and agriculture

15 September 2020 – The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve these goals and […]
11 Sep 2020

Moving Africa towards a circular economy

11 September 2020 – South Africa’s – and Africa’s – efforts to move towards a circular economy could be boosted by improved collaboration and partnerships between public sector, private sector […]
8 Sep 2020

Hope for Pepperbark

08 September 2020 – As social and environmental issues become more important, there is increased pressure on extractive industries to preserve and conserve biodiversity and ecosystems. Sappi, the largest forestry […]
6 Sep 2020

Concerns over Chinese coal mining in Hwange National Park

By Tawanda Karombo First published by Africa Sustainable Conservation News 6 September 2020 – Zimbabwe is risking the environment and wildlife in its biggest game park after the government, already battling […]
5 Sep 2020

When operating in Africa, do what Bristow does

Develop local skills and empower African communities By LM Louw 05 September 2020 – Developing local skills and empowering host communities is a non-negotiable for companies operating in Africa. Mark […]
4 Sep 2020

Health workers tackle SA mining’s social issues

04 September 2020 – A new initiative called the Impact Catalyst is making a difference in the mining communities of South Africa. The initiative is a partnership between Anglo American, […]