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World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live: Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year. Read more

Nigeria: Inflation ‘Falls for Fifth Straight Month’: The Nigerian economy is gradually coming out of recession, with the annual inflation falling in June for the fifth straight month, the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Read more

Information and Communication Technologies to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Underscoring the importance of information and Communication technologies (ICT) in today’s world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to “fast forward” implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations: Hong Kong and Shangai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has triggered an investigation into Noble Plantations following allegations the company was preparing to clear thousands of hectares of rainforest in Papua for oil palm cultivation. Read more

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