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Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism

"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields..."

By Ips World Desk 1 day ago

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty...

By Quanda Zhang 2 days ago

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Paralympian teen teams up with CN for anti-bullying campaign in Africa

15-year-old Paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu, is teaming up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 anti-bullying campaign, CN Buddy Network in Africa which aims to raise awareness around bullying, empowering children of Africa...

13 Jun 2017

Egypt announces social aid programme worth $2.5bn

Egypt announced Monday, 29 May, a social welfare programme worth $2.5bn to include increased subsidies and tax exemptions for the country's poorest as inflation reaches record levels...

30 May 2017

WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70-year history...

By David Sanders 26 May 2017

Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says

Africans are seeing a steady improvement in the quality of their lives, with some countries even nearing world averages, says a wide-ranging report out on Monday, 22 May, on the continent's future...

23 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 26 Apr 2017

Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

23 Feb 2017

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International

Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidising the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released on Thursday, 22 June.

2 days ago

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

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