Soil, not oil is not just an empty slogan but a statement of truth which the world must act upon. Oil is a wasting resource. It has wasted many lives and is now threatening the entire planet.

With about one billion people, Africa contributes very little to cause the climate problem but its people are among the most seriously harmed. The US, which accounts for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions now causing climate change, should lead efforts to heal the Planet.

As President Obama pays a visit to demonstrate his commitment to his brothers and sisters in Africa, he should bring with him a renewed commitment to help the continent adapt to climate change.

As world leaders converge in Addis Ababa this week to discuss financing for development, it is crucial that they find ways to stop the billions of dollars Africa losses each years in illicit financial outflows. They must also rethink climate adaptation and mitigation.

World’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd., under scrutiny as communities in Borneo, Sumatra, Uganda and accuse its suppliers of harassment, deception and rights abuses.