As a wave of public consciousness concerning the environment sweeps across Europe, African cities are hoping this will translate into greater equality when it comes to fighting climate change. One of those people calling for a fairer fight is the mayor of Accra, in Ghana.
Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone that ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.
According to United Nations projections, by the end of this century, Africa will be home to one of every three people on the planet and to five of the world's 10 largest cities, including the largest -- Lagos, Nigeria.
A peace accord between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups will be initiated in Khartoum on Tuesday, and signed in full at a later date, the government in Sudan, which hosted the peace talks, announced.
An Iranian firm will provide engineering consultancy services for the construction of a major dam on the Rufiji River in Tanzania, where the $3 billion project is expected to create the largest reservoir in East Africa and double the electricity supply of the country.