December 6, 2023December 6, 2023

The shift to clean energy systems, including in transport, to keep pace with the global net-zero emissions by 2050 target is set to drive a huge increase in demand for critical minerals globally. This increased demand presents environmental, economic, geopolitical, and trade consequences for Africa. There is a need for the African region to capitalize…

November 27, 2023November 27, 2023

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 November – 12 December 2023 First Part of the High-Level SegmentUnited Nations Climate Change ConferenceDubai, United Arab Emirates, 2023 The first part of the high-level segment (HLS) of COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5 will be held during the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) from…

November 26, 2023November 26, 2023

By; Kevin Okoth Ouko-JENA This year’s international climate change conference, 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), will be the first such conference to have a major focus on food. The COPs is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its annual sessions aim to promote institutional and administrative provisions…

November 14, 2023November 27, 2023
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Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – Wars for the mineral resources of the energy transition, exploitation of Congolese resources for a supposed global ecologism that in reality causes enormous damage to the environment and people of Congo: this is the worrying scenario that the Archbishop of Kisangani and President of the Congolese Bishops’ Conference, Marcel Utembi Tapa,…

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023
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Editorial : Alain NZADI-a-NZADI, Education de qualité etdéveloppement : redorer le blason de l’école congolaise.Quality Education and Development: Restoring the Reputation of the Congolese School System (1) Augustin KALUBI, S.J., La gratuité de l’enseignement primaire en RC Congo, à quelles conditions?La gratuité de l’enseignement primaire dans les établissements publics de la RD Congo est un…

November 7, 2023November 9, 2023
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By Thomas Pogge - Director of the Global Justice Program, Yale University Founded in 1999, the G20 is a self constituted elite group of powerful governments meant to set directions for the structuring and maintenance of the world economy. Its founding members are the world’s mightiest economies. Chaired by India in 2023 and holding its summit in...

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023

By Kevin Okoth Ouko-Research and Policy Analyst-JENA The global landscape is experiencing a compounding series of interconnected challenges that threaten global stability often referred as ‘polycrises’. Adam Tooze, an economic historian from Columbia University and contributing editor of Financial Times, introduced the term “polycrisis” to his readers in October 2022. He argued that with climate…

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023
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By Martha Phiri In the heart of Southern Malawi, where devastation once painted the landscape, now thrives a spirit of resilience and unity. The monstrous fury of tropical cyclone Freddy had not just destroyed homes and lands across 16 of the country’s 28 districts; it had shattered dreams and hopes of nearly 700,000 residents whose...

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023
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By Noël Marie Cyprien Médard, S.J. In recent months, the international stage has been fraught with conflicts, both internal and international, of varying intensities. The strife in Ukraine and Russia, the confrontations involving Hamas and Israel, and the unrest in Chad, Sudan, and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, underscore the global volatility. Furthermore, the…

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023
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By Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. As we converge on the precipice of the upcoming COP 28, an exigent issue looms over our collective conscience—financial and debt justice as prerequisites for true climate justice. We find ourselves at a critical juncture where the resilience of our nations is pitted against a burgeoning financial crisis, one that…