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Young African activists meet at COP 27

Young African activists meet at COP 27

The 27th edition of the United Nations International Climate Conference was held last week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. On this occasion, many young African activists came to advocate for their country's climate cause, with the hope that concrete actions will result from this large gathering of UN countries. At a time of climate urgency, this gathering is highly anticipated by the Africans, who want to see a profound change in how the different states deal with the climate issue.

AUF – Marina Eyang Mve, PhD student in economics, environmental activist

AUF – Marina Eyang Mve, PhD student in economics, environmental activist

Marina Eyang Mve is a PhD student in economics at the University of Libreville. She spent her youth in Central Africa, a country with a tropical climate where environmental issues are not yet a priority. She is one of the leaders of the Francophone student clubs, a new associative network founded in October in Cairo by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. She studies public policy issues such as poverty and has developed a real interest in the environment. She created a student club to raise awareness about climate emergency among young people.

Agriculture: Organic Gardens of Hope in Benin

Agriculture: Organic Gardens of Hope in Benin

The association "Les jardins de l'espoir" supports organic farmers with the launch of a bi-monthly organic farmers' market in 2021. An initiative aiming to be extended in the country and beyond. The African continent still has natural seeds, due to a lack of means to invest in chemical fertilizers which represent a threat to the environment and to health. This opportunity should be seized to promote healthy products that are accessible to all, and even gradually moving towards their export.

Gabon’s pangolin victim of trafficking

Gabon’s pangolin victim of trafficking

In Central Africa, pangolins are highly sought after for their meat and scales, which leads to significant illegal trafficking in several countries on the continent. Even if pangolins have been a protected species for several years, trafficking persists, smugglers are multiplying, and the fight to eradicate this phenomenon is far from over. Même si les pangolins sont protégés depuis plusieurs années, le trafic persiste, les contrebandiers se multiplient et la lutte pour éradiquer ce phénomène est loin d’être finie.

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