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Africans, Others Incredulous At IEA’s “Net Zero” Blueprint

July 24, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The International Energy Agency may have started a firestorm with its blueprint for achieving “Net Zero by 2050.” Its measures demand a swift and immediate shift from petroleum to energy provided through sources such as wind, hydro, and solar power. To avoid what it considers an impending climate “disaster,” the IEA has […]

Africa’s Energy Future: Cape Town Versus Dubai

June 26, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ It was quite a shock to NJ Ayuk, even bigger to the Africa Energy Chamber, that the powers that be [the London-based Hyve group] decided to move the annual Africa Oil Week from Cape Town to Dubai. It was such a shock that the AEC shortly afterward announced it was sponsoring Africa […]

Costly Climate Policies Will Harm Energy-Starved Africa

June 20, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ In 1985, Michael Jackson and other American musicians tried to channel a spirit of global unity by releasing a collaborative song titled “We Are the World.” The purpose was noble, namely to raise funds for Africa which was going through a severe famine at the time. Today, famine, disease, and lack […]

Africans Deflect Biden’s Demand To End Fossil Fuel Use

April 17, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ As the merger of climate change and COVID panic materializes in front of our eyes, “global leaders” have found plenty developing world voices to join the crusade to “save the planet” from carbon (dioxide) “pollution.” But like their Chinese and Indian counterparts, many Africans, from heads of state to captains of industry […]

Out Of Africa An Entrepreneurial Society Emerges

November 5, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people in the world. Up until now, they just lacked opportunity, access to capital or even the courage to believe in themselves,” Ivor Ichikowitz said in a recent Zoom interview with me. The South African industrialist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist’s […]

Africa’s Priority: Unrestricted Energy Development

October 25, 2020 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Africa has been recording fast economic growth in the last two decades, with an average annual GDP growth of 4.6% (2000-2016). However, that has not been sufficient to meet the developmental goals and poverty is again on the rise. In recent years, poverty rose slightly in Africa for the first […]

Double Standards Rule The Day In The UN Human Rights Council

June 21, 2020 by

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By Joshua Meservey and Brett Schaefer ~ At the behest of all 54 African countries, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an “urgent debate” June 16 to discuss racism and police brutality, with a special focus on the U.S. Earlier, the head of the African Union, Moussa Faki, publicly condemned George Floyd’s killing. Floyd’s killing […]

Financiers Of Misery – Part 2

April 25, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ (This article is a continuation of Paul Driessen’s article at Part 1 at this link.) It’s easy to farm organically in the wealthy, advanced EU and USA, where consumers can afford much more expensive organic meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables. It’s much harder if you have to deal with the insects […]

Financiers Of Misery – Part 1

April 22, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO (non-government organization) pressure groups and other eco-imperialists are properly condemned for using their money. Additionally their power, and control over trade and lending to keep millions of African, Asian and Latin American families from having access […]

When America Gets Coronavirus Under Control, Africa Will Need Our Help

April 7, 2020 by

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By Joshua Meservey ~ We know too little about the new coronavirus to say how it will progress in Africa, but we know enough to realize it is likely to pummel the continent. As of April 6, Johns Hopkins University reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 51 of Africa’s 54 countries, with a total of […]

Keeping Africa On The Brink Of Starvation

February 27, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Billions of desert locusts have descended again on East Africa. Crawling first, then sprouting wings and flying in hungry hoards of 40-150 million or more, they are devastating crops and threatening tens of millions of people with lost livelihoods and starvation. This latest locust plague, says the United Nations, is the […]

Reform USAID Energy Aid Policies Now!

January 8, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Apparently unable to grasp the cruel irony, USAID Commissioner Mark Green boasts that “electricity enables access to refrigeration to store fish, milk and vaccines. Electricity brightens the night and helps schoolchildren study. Electricity allows businesses to stay open later and makes communities safer.” Abundant, reliable, affordable electricity […]

Climate Alarmist Banks Go Carbon-Colonialist

December 31, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Africa has the world’s lowest electrification rate. Its power consumption per capita is just 613 kilowatt-hours per year, compared to 6,500 kWh in Europe and 13,000 in the United States, African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina observed in July 2017. That’s 9.4% of EU and 4.7% […]

The Biomass Scam: Should Africans Truly Burn More Trees?

October 13, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Why are the World Bank and other international institutions promoting widespread use of charcoal for heating and cooking in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)? During the recent 2019 “climate week,” the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change touted increased reliance on biomass – which already comprises 60 percent of European renewable energy – […]

Electricity In The Realm Of The Lion King

September 26, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Dr. Kelvin Kemm ~ Hydro power is a good way to generate electricity. In most political circles, it is considered environment-friendly because it does not produce carbon dioxide, and it is not complicated. Norway has extensive hydro and can claim to have very green energy, which Norwegians do. […]

Fighting For Energy And Human Rights Equality In Africa

February 28, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “She has gone to the Lord,” her sister Diana told me a few days ago. And with Fiona Kobusingye’s passing, after a courageous battle with cancer, the Congress of Racial Equality Uganda lost another leader. However, their legacy remains, the battles they began rage on – and Uganda and Africa are […]

Christmas

December 24, 2018 by

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By Yaakov Kirschen    ~   A Christmas Wish for Mideast and African Christians. Click to join our struggle: https://drybonesproject.com/365  

COP 24: Africans Promote Oil And Coal At Katowice Climate Summit

December 17, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Hecklers protested the U.S. event on fossil fuels but nobody bothered the Africans when they promoted the role of oil and gas in national development. The event was led by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which earlier this year broke with the ever-green World Bank and announced that it will […]

New Leadership Could Revitalize This Important African Nation

July 28, 2018 by

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By Joshua Meservey ~ One of Africa’s most important countries is in the midst of seismic changes. In his first four months in office, the new prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed (known simply as Abiy), has launched a series of long-overdue economic and political reforms, the pace and—so far—the success of which no one […]

“Agro-Ecology” Campaign Enshrines Primitive Agriculture And Malnutrition As Human Rights

July 23, 2018 by

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Luddite eco-imperialists claim to be virtuous By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Not every poor person in impoverished places around the world aspires to the modern living standards they see and hear about: indoor plumbing, electricity for lights, a refrigerator and stove, a paucity of disease-carrying insects, top-notch schools and hospitals, their children […]

Rejecting Carbon Colonialism

July 17, 2018 by

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African Development Bank breaks with anti-fossil fuel banks to fund coal power, prosperity By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We recently explained how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) use manmade climate change alarmism to justify lending policies that reject funding for fossil fuel electricity generation, promote expensive and unreliable renewable sources, and thereby help […]

Media Hypocrisy – Christians Slaughtered. Yawn

July 1, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ They are Africans and mostly Christians, so of little interest to the media: Over 200 people, most of them believed to be Christians, were massacred over three days in Nigeria this past weekend, officials and church sources are saying, as the relentless bloodshed carried out by radicals continues. The Christian Association […]

Illegal Immigration – Europe’s Tampa

June 26, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In August of 2001, the Howard Government in Australia turned back the Tampa and its cargo of illegal boat people. Now it’s finally Europe’s turn:    Spain says it will not accept the Lifeline rescue boat left stranded in the Mediterranean after its rejection by Italy and Malta… Spanish Economic Development […]

America, Learn From Nigeria!

January 28, 2018 by

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¨We cannot allow ourselves to get complacent in the USA! —ed A CALL FOR RESCUE IN NIGERIA By Michael Ogszie ~ January 27, 2018 *TOWARDS 2019!!!* The Price that honest men pay for keeping quiet is to be ruled by dishonest men. Churches should begin to hold Seminars and Symposia on CHRISTIAN IN NATION BUILDING. Any […]