Advertising Africa 

Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property

The Nigerian government on Monday summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Iva Denoo, over the demolition of a section of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a Twitter post, said he had actually asked the Ghanaian official to give an “urgent description” on the recent attacks on Nigeria’s diplomatic house and the staff in Accra. “Summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to require immediate explanation on the current attacks on a…

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Asia Financial Services 

Plastics dumped in oceans may reach 250 million tonnes in 10 years

If current trends in urbanisation, production, and consumption continue, the number of plastics in the world’s oceans may reach 250 million tonnes in less than 10 years, the World Bank has warned. The Bank stated this in a statement on Monday to commemorate World Ocean Day 2020. The warning comes against the backdrop of calls for a commitment to the conservation and sustainability of the oceans through innovation and science to protect a vital resource. There are currently an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans, according…

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Covid19 North America 

Tropical Storm Cristobal lashes Mexico, Gulf Coast states likely to have impacts by next week

Tropical Storm Cristobal brings heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding to parts of southern Mexico and Central America. The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bringing life-threatening flooding to Mexico and Central America, and possible problems to the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Cristobal is the third named storm so far in a very active season, which officially just began Monday. There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)…

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Energy North America 

Tropical Depression Three forms in the Gulf of Mexico, Likely to become Cristobal

Tropical Depression Three just formed over the Bay of Campeche. Over the past few hours circulation associated with this area of disturbed weather has become more defined. Over the next few days Tropical Depression Three is expected to meander around the Bay of Campeche and move N/NW at a slow pace. While this storm sits over the Bay of Campeche it will enter favorable conditions to further strengthen. Sea Surface Temperatures are in the mid-80s which will encourage the further development of Tropical Depression Three. It is likely to develop…

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