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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 9 hours ago

World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world - including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney - on Monday, 26 June, called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change...

10 hours ago

Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access... [video]

3 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

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why

Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril...

By Hakim Abdi 14 Jun 2017

Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Affected countries require funds to build more resilient and climate-smart economies...

By Dan Shepard 2 Jun 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Study reveals the gender gap in Tanzania, Uganda climate policies

Overlooking gender issues in agriculture also comes at a high cost for the economies. A recent study by the World Bank concluded that closing the gender gap in agriculture would increase Tanzania's GDP...

By Mariola Acosta Francés, Edidah Lubega Ampaire, Lau 16 May 2017

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

Study reveals the gender gap in Tanzania, Uganda climate policies

Climate change is negatively affecting many regions of the world. The impact is more pronounced in regions with limited economic resources...

By Mariola Acosta Francés, Edidah Lubega Ampaire and 16 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

PAUWES masters programmes open for admissions

The admissions process for the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) masters programmes, starting in September 2017, is now open...

9 May 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.

15 hours 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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