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Projet SIE-Afrique: nouveau défi pour l'intégration énergétique de la CEMACiepf.org | 21 Mar 2012
Le projet SIE-Afrique Phase VI a été lancé du 8 au 14 mars à Bangui (Centrafrique).La cérémonie officielle de lancement a vu la participation de la Commission de la CEMAC, de lIEPF et du Bureau détudes belge dECONOTEC.Le projet SIE-Afrique Phase VI concerne le déploiement de systèmes dinformation énergétique (SIE) nationaux en Centrafrique et au Congo
Africa is losing its deforestation battle and action needed, say expertsAfrican Development Bank | 05 Dec 2011
The UN-based fund that helps compensate developing countries combat deforestation should start fighting the causes as well as the effects. That was one of the main recommendations from forestry experts who gathered at the climate change conference, COP 17, in Durban.The discussion mainly focused on deforestation in Africa, particularly in the Congo Basin, which has the second largest rainforest after South America.
CONGO: Farming villages to boost food outputIRIN News | 03 Nov 2010
The Republic of Congo has launched a farming village project to boost food self-sufficiency, with the first one inaugurated in Nkouo, about 80km north of Brazzaville, the capital, on 8 October. It houses 40 families from different regions of the country. "Forty hen-houses, a warehouse, a sorting centre and refrigerated storage space have been made available. Each family received 792 laying hens and 2ha for cultivation, said project director Jean-Jacques Bouya.
Congo-Brazzaville: Deforestation Threatens South With FamineAllAfrica.com | 23 Jun 2010
The trees are falling in Pool, and there are plenty of people to hear the sound. In a painful irony, the end of armed conflict in 2003, has signaled the wholesale devastation of forests in this southern region of the Republic of Congo. According to the Pool Departmental Council, before the war, the...
DEVELOPMENT-CONGO: Deforestation Threatens South With FamineInter Press Service | 22 Jun 2010
The trees are falling in Pool, and there are plenty of people to hear the sound. In a painful irony, the end of armed conflict in 2003, has signaled the wholesale devastation of forests in this southern region of the Republic of Congo.
Deforestation in Congoa24media.com | 18 Aug 2009
As the a change in climate is witnessed all over the world, the Congo Basins rate of deforestation is being debated as the loss of trees is leading to the destruction of essential animal and tribal habitats at an increasing rate and a large amount of carbon dioxide is remaining in the atmosphere unchanged.
Power to some peopleMail and Guardian | 12 Aug 2009
Critics say the Grand Inga and Inga III plants, planned for the Inga region on the Congo River, will not provide power to the African continent as a whole but will light up only those countries and industries that can afford it.is message.
Congo Basin forest management "successful"afrol News | 29 May 2009
Environmentalists celebrate the "rapid progress" made in saving the precious rainforests of the Congo Basin, second only to the Amazon. Vast areas are now effectively protected and sustainably and responsibly managed.
Who owns the forests? |IRIN News | 27 May 2009
The Congo Basin countries, home to the world's second largest tropical forest, are 260 years behind those of the Amazon Basin, where the trend is to hand ownership of the forest to communities, according to a new study assessing tropical forest tenure.
Seeking a way out of food insecurityIRIN News | 13 May 2009
Congo has abundant natural resources, but attempts over the years to revitalise agriculture and improve food security and nutrition have been unsuccessful.
Central Africa: Kenyan Ecologist Heads Fund to Save Congo BasinCatholic Information Service for Africa | 24 Jun 2008
Renowned Kenyan environmentalist Prof Wangari Maathai and former Canadian premier Paul Martin will head a 200 million dollar fund to tackle deforestation in the Congo Basin, the world's second largest tropical forest.
Republic of Congo: Gunning for biofuelsIRIN News | 19 Jun 2008
The Republic of Congo plans to set aside part of its arable land for biofuel production, even as a debate rages over the part played by biofuels in the current global food crisis.
"Pygmies" enter Congo Basin timber industryafrol News | 27 May 2008
New GPS mapping technology, introduced to the indigenous so-called "Pygmies" communities in the Congo Basin, will allow the local rain forest communities identify and point at sensitive and sacred areas in the areas, which shall be mapped by the timber company for conservation.
Africa plots common position on climateThe New Times | 13 Jul 2007
Delegates from around 42 African countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss and harmonise the continents position on climate change.
Africa: Al Gore's Liveearth Vs AfricaAllAfrica.com | 13 Jul 2007
FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity.
Africa: Live Earth Vs. AfricaAllAfrica.com | 12 Jul 2007
Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message.