Hope for Paris summit on warming
PARIS: Governments have made a “very significant first step” to rein in climate change with national plans for action, but more than 30 core questions remain unsolved before a summit on global warming starts in Paris on November 30, a French document shows.
The document, prepared for an informal meeting of about 60 ministers from around the world in Paris next week and seen by Reuters, highlights problems such as how to increase finance to help developing nations cope with climate change, set long- term goals to limit warming or how to review national plans for action
‘Cheeky’ Benin paper put on ice
COTONOU: The media regulator in the west African country of Benin has suspended the main private newspaper Le Matinal for allegedly insulting President Boni Yayi.
The order by the audiovisual and communications authority said the newspaper broke several sections of its code and stopped it from printing pending a hearing, the date of which has yet to be announced.
The order has been criticised by other newspapers and by opposition politicians in a country that has a largely free press and is credited as a pioneer of multi-party democracy in Africa.