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Sustainable Development Goals

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Background

Africa

Ghana’s new vehicle tax aims to tackle pollution – expert unpacks how it’ll work and suggests reforms

      By Theophilus Acheampong, University of Aberdeen   Ghana has introduced an annual carbon levy on vehicles and industrial emissions. It’s only the third African country to introduce an explicit carbon tax, after South Africa and Mauritius. The tax is intended to address harm associated with vehicle emissions. But it has prompted a pushback from various citizens, civic and consumer groups. The Conversation Africa’s Godfred Akoto Boafo spoke […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 2

Namibia

Deputy Prime Minister warns of collective failure on SDGs

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, and Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says the collective failure to invest in the Sustainable Development Goals, is having a negative impact on developing nations' economic growth. Nampa reports that while speaking at the Group of 77 plus China's third South Summit in Kampala, she referenced the UN SDG Report 2023, which reveals very little progress on over half of the SDG targets and […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 1

Environment

‘Hold Developed States to Account for Climate Justice’, Secretary-General Urges in Remarks to Group of 77 Plus China Summit

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China, in Kampala: It is a pleasure to join you for this very important summit. I thank the Government of Uganda for its hospitality and congratulate it on the leadership of the Group of 77 (G77) plus China. Sixty years ago, recognizing the need for unity and solidarity in the face of […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 3

Namibia

Mbumba attending Heads of State and Government summit in Uganda

  Vice President Nangolo Mbumba is participating in the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which commenced in Uganda on Friday. Mbumba is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, as well as other senior Government officials. A statement issued by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation on Friday said the summit was preceded by a ministerial […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 3

Opinion Pieces

Sixty-four percent of Bank Windhoek’s workforce are women

By Bank Windhoek’s Strategic Communication Manager, Samuel Linyondi The 2023 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report found that around 2.4 billion working-age women are not afforded equal economic opportunity worldwide. Published by the United Nations in 2015, the SDGs are a collection of seventeen interlinked objectives designed to serve as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The Fifth […]

todayDecember 7, 2023 29

Africa

Zambia’s foreign debt tragedy – what needs to happen to resolve the crisis

By Danny Bradlow, University of Pretoria Three years after defaulting on its foreign debt, Zambia is still trying to reach agreement with all its creditors on how to manage this situation. This has left the southern African country in a state of development finance limbo. It is handicapped in raising the funds needed to generate jobs, build infrastructure, provide health, education and social services and deal with climate change. Its president, […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 1

Africa

Projects funded by the World Bank Group’s private sector arm fuel armed conflict – it’s time to reform the system

Brian Ganson, Stellenbosch University; Anne Spencer Jamison, Copenhagen Business School, and Witold Jerzy Henisz, University of Pennsylvania To what extent does private investment help developing countries to reduce conflict and violence and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? This is a hotly debated issue. Most international institutions such as the World Bank Group take the stance that the problem is not enough private investment. So they mobilise public resources to […]

todayNovember 14, 2023 3

Local

Sven Thieme, O&L Group Executive Chairman, named International Executive Chairman of the year by IAOTP

Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group proudly announces that its Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme, has been selected as the "Top International Executive Chairman of the Year" by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). This distinguished recognition is a source of immense pride not only for Thieme and the O&L Group but also for the entire nation of Namibia. Sven Thieme's passionate leadership and commitment have played an instrumental role in […]

todayOctober 18, 2023

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