Africa Claims ‘Historic Responsibility’ from Countries in the Global North At COP26: Protecting The Congo Basin, Giving Botswana ‘Solar Powers’

As The Africa Report pinpointed, numerous African ministers and leaders promised to attend COP26 in Glasgow. Among others, these included Botswana’s Minister for Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Lefoko Moagi, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, the President of the Congo Republic Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s Minister of Environment and Forestry Lee White, and Rwanda’s Minister of Environment Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya.

Promoting Renewables in Conflict-Ridden Regions: Combating Conflict, Economic and Energy Crises in the Middle East

Just a month ago, Jordan reopened the border to Syria in an attempt to stimulate trade and provoke an economic recovery of both countries. Whereas Jordan’s economy is dealing with a high rate of unemployment (48%), spiraling debt, scarcity of investments and widening external balances, Syria’s economy has been battered by the decade-long war, internal displacement, humanitarian catastrophe and the devastating influence of the COVID-19 pandemic.