Posted On November 23, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

Enel plans to increase “green” power

Italy’s Enel Group plans to increase the installed capacity of its power plants operating on the basis of renewable energy sources (RES) to 48.4 GW by 2021, which is 23% up compared to the end of 2018. This is according to the Group’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan which was presented to the financial markets and media on Tuesday by CEO Francesco Starace (Photo). By 2021, production of “green” electricity should grow by 32% to 132 GW/h up from about 100 GW/h expected in 2018. The capacity of the Group’s wind powerRead More
IEA RIAB Special Session Africa’s renewable energy transition: What does it take? 24 October 2018 – Farnesina Palace, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Rome, Italy The IEA Renewable Industry Advisory Board, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has the pleasure of gathering members and observers for a special one-day workshop focusing on necessary strategies and measures to accelerate renewable energy (RE) deployment in the African continent. Energy issues, among which the development of RE, are an increasingly pressing priority in national and global policies. Given itsRead More
The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. By secret ballot, the Assembly elected Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czechia, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Italy, Philippines, Somalia, Togo and Uruguay.  All 18 members will serve three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2019. The 18 outgoing members are Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.  In accordanceRead More

Posted On June 21, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

Eritrea and Ethiopia toward peace

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Speaking at a Martyrs’ Day event in the capital, Asmara, the 72-year-old Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and “chart out a plan”. It was the first response from Eritrea, one of Africa’s most closed and authoritarian states, to Abiy’s surprisingRead More

Posted On May 12, 2018By guidoIn SLIDER-

Affaire Bolloré, new evidence from Guinea

Since last 25th April, the financial tycoon Vincent Bolloré and some of his group’s leaders have been accused of alleged bribes paid to senior officials of Guinea Conakry and Togo. Bribes – claims the accusation – paid through communication contributions provided at low prices to have in exchange the management of the most important port hubs of the two countries. Soni Camara, the former general manager of Cory’s autonomous port, interviewed by Denise Epotè of TV5Monde as a subject aware of the facts, intervened publicly on this alleged scandal, whichRead More
Paris (AFP) Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday. A world that heats up by 2C (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — long regarded as the temperature ceiling for a climate-safe planet — could see mass displacement due to rising seas, a drop in per capita income, regional shortages of food and fresh water, and the loss of animal and plant species at an accelerated speed. Poor and emergingRead More
Zintan (Libya) (AFP) Nearly a year after a Libyan militia announced it had set free the son and heir apparent of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the fate of Seif al-Islam remains a mystery. His reported release from detention by the Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade which once controlled the town of Zintan in western Libya has never been confirmed and has fuelled wild rumours. While some insist he is still somewhere in Zintan, others claim Seif is dead. One thing is certain, however: he has not been seen or heard ofRead More
Nairobi (AFP) In its heyday, half a century ago, East Africa’s Safari Rally was renowned as being among the toughest in the world, a formidable challenge for car and driver, across escarpment and savannah. Winners have included Colin McRae, Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen and Ari Vatanen, and the difference between victory and defeat sometimes depended on which car avoided herds of cattle wandering on the road. The rally’s fall from grace was slow but steady and, after the 2002 edition, it was dropped from the World Rally Championship (WRC) altogether.Read More