Daily Archives: July 20, 2016
In about a decade now, the Democratic Republic of Congo has lost most of its forest cover, amounting to an area of about 31,000 square miles. As described by the Global Forest Watch, Congo has lost a forest area which is equivalent to the size of the country, Austria. Surprising, as it might seem, this act against nature occurred within just a period of one and half decade. Now you can imagine the rate of wildlife loss that would result from such tremendous habitat loss and fragmentation. Edge species and native organisms are forced to seek refuge in any vegetation regardless of their perfect adaptability of ecological functioning. One of the areas in Democratic Republic of Congo which attracted and can be identified as a refuge for the organisms who once resided in the lost 31,000 square mile forest cover is the Tshuapa, Lomami, and Lualaba forest area.
Diversification and Industrialisation are Critical for the Integration of African Countries into the Global Economy
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says African countries need policy space to diversify, industrialise and transform their economies in order to integrate into the global economy. Minister Davies was speaking at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Kenya.