An international centre on climate change is to be established in Accra. The West Africa Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land (WASCAL) wil carry out research and provides 'science-base' advice on how to combat climate change and as centre for training in climate change and land management.
Nigerian billionaire and chairman of Atlas Oranto Petroleum International, Prince Arthur Eze, has donated $12m to a Nigerian Church charity for youth development because of the track record of missionary churches for funds effectiveness and community development. (See Philanthropy page xx)
The Kenyan government is negotiating with the EU over restrictions on the horticultural products to European markets. The EU put Kenya on the list of countries with 10% increased levels of pesticides. Kenya is lobbying to be excluded saying that it has maintained a strict food safety policy for all its exports.
The Gambia launched its first...