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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

Cooperation is needed at strategic and practical levels to help member States in Central Africa get round major macroeconomic challenges…

16 hours ago

World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered by decades of conflict…

19 hours ago

UK and Zambia sign Energy Africa Partnership agreement

The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia…

3 days ago

Improving climate change resilience in Madagascar

Strengthening the adaptation and resilience of rural communities facing climate change in Madagascar…

16 Feb 2017

DR Congo's street food mushrooms as crisis grows

In crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo, people in the capital increasingly turn to street hawkers to feed themselves and their families cheaply…

15 Feb 2017

Millions face starvation in Horn of Africa

Prolonged and worsening drought conditions across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya means that more than 11 million people are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance...

14 Feb 2017

Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa in 2016

World Food Programme, UNHCR, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and many non-governmental organisations received aid from Germany…

10 Feb 2017

Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit...

9 Feb 2017

Africa's first city ‘Resilience Strategy' unveiled for Dakar

Dakar unveils Africa's first ‘Resilience Strategy' in Partnership with 100 resilient cities…

3 Feb 2017

UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…

2 Feb 2017

Will next-gen technologies like AI, mixed reality aid in social good?

Mobile and cloud platforms, in particular, have acted as catalysts in bringing last-mile communities access to key healthcare, financial, education and other previously inaccessible services…

By Amr Kamel 1 Feb 2017

How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth

The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons…

By Wim van der Beek 31 Jan 2017

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa…

30 Jan 2017

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