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Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.
"We leave this Summit with a strong and robust commitment to give life to the good ideas that came from the debates, and to scale up the commitments contained in the Gaborone Declaration across the whole African continent and indeed the wider world,"
- Ian Khama, President of Botswana

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Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Source: MongaBay, Thu June 14, 2012
Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.

Liberian crop pest mystery solved

Source: BBC, Wed February 04, 2009
A mystery pest which has devoured crops and contaminated water in Liberia and Guinea has finally been identified.

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Pygmy Hippo Caught on Camera

Source: National Geographic, Wed March 12, 2008
Liberia, West Africa - Feared extinct in parts of West Africa, the mysterious pygmy hippopotamus has recently been photographed in the war-ravaged forests of Liberia.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Bono wants aids cheques cashed

Source: News 24, Sat January 27, 2007
Davos, Switzerland - Governments in rich countries that promised to help Africa fight poverty and disease should come good on their offers of cash, said rock star and activist Bono on Friday.

Six Grassroots Environmentalists Win $125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize

Source: The Huffington Post, Thu April 27, 2006
San Francisco, CA - A Vietnam veteran fighting Pentagon plans to incinerate chemical weapons stockpiles, a man who tipped the United Nations to illegal logging in war-torn Liberia and the person behind the creation of the worlds largest area of protected tropical rainforest are among the winners of this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

WEST AFRICA: Tandja wins new ECOWAS mandate

Source: IRIN News.org, Sat January 14, 2006
Niamey, Niger - President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has been re-elected chairman of the West African regional group ECOWAS at a summit where leaders pledged strides in bolstering peace across the world?s poorest region.

LIBERIA: Women have high hopes for first female president-elect

Source: IRIN News.org, Fri January 13, 2006
Monrovia, Liberia - Catherine Brooks has taken a day off from her job as a secretary to paint sidewalks and mop up the Liberian capital. She and other women have high hopes that the war-wounded country's first female elected leader will clean up government and help make Liberia whole again.

UNICEF gives school supplies to hundreds of thousands of Liberian children

Source: UN News Centre, Mon December 05, 2005
Liberia - The United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF) has been distributing educational supplies to some 2,000 Liberian public schools, benefiting nearly half a million students in the post-election West African country where civil conflict raged for 14 years.

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