How Africa can fight climate change by saving trees

“Paris is over. Now comes the hard part,” announced every obvious headline from the New York Times to the Bangkok Post, and most places in between. Heading back on the flight home, one wonders what the final signing of a climate change agreement really meant to delegates like Gabon, Democratic…

Thierry Durand

Thierry Durans is an environmental development consultant based in Paris with 5 years of experience of working in West Africa.

Cape Verde escapes major damage from hurricane

A hurricane has hit Cape Verde, producing winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour. The storm, named, Tropical Storm Fred, I now over 400 kilometers away from Islands, the Weather Channel reported. It is the first hurricane to hit the islands since 1892. Cape Verde is made up of…

Faith organisations help increase healthcare in West Africa

Faith-based organisations should be more often utilised in spreading healthcare throughout West Africa. Thomson Reuters Foundation quoted a statement made by Edward Mills, the author of the study and a senior epidemiologist at Global Evaluative Sciences in Canada saying that “religious groups are major players in the delivery of healthcare,…

WHO criticised for response to Ebola

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has been severely criticised for their response to West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, which has been deemed inadequate in a report released Tuesday July 7, 2015. The Report of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel, which was created by the UN-appointed independent panel of…