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Kia Motors to build auto mechanic training centres in East Africa

Kia Motors will build training centres for mechanics in Ethiopia and Kenya in a bid to contribute to their economies by providing education for young people...

1 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

By Cari Van Wyk 23 May 2016

Digitizing agriculture and growing knowledge

We spoke to Magnus Rambraut about how digitizing the industry can...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

Koppert, Karura Forest collaborate to control disease

Koppert Biological Systems collaborated with Karura Forest in ongoing trials to control soil-borne diseases in tree seedlings at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute nurseries in Kiambu County...

29 Mar 2016

Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense

East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing cities, with the urban population increasing by 4.35% each year. ..

By Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson 24 Mar 2016

AIDF Africa Summit to focus on improving aid delivery in East Africa

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) will be hosting its Africa Summit on 2 and 3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre...

15 Jan 2016

World Bank pulls funding for Uganda transport project

The World Bank cancelled funding for a Uganda transport initiative, citing environmental concerns and allegations of sexual misconduct by contractors working on the project...

24 Dec 2015

African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses...

By Tom Jackson 10 Dec 2015

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa remains in grip of extreme poverty

More than one-third (about two billion) of the population in low and middle-income countries are poor with nearly 800 million people globally still suffering from chronic hunger...

15 Oct 2015

WWF: global marine populations slashed by half since 1970

GENEVA: Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food...

16 Sep 2015

Eyes on elephants as Google cameras snap Kenya reserve

For once, Google was unlikely to face privacy complaints as the US Internet giant on Tuesday, 15 September, launched its Street View service in Kenya's Samburu park, in a move conservationists said could help protect endangered elephants...

16 Sep 2015

Empowering women can help drive sustainable forest use in Africa

According to the director and founder of the Cameroon-based NGO REFACOF, Cécile Ndjebet, millions of African women work in forestry, but many lack...

14 Sep 2015

Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia

A small green revolution is taking place in Ethiopia and it comes in the form of a large gas-filled backpack...

By Shamin Chibba 7 Sep 2015

Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya

Google South Africa has launched Google for Nonprofits in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana...

3 Sep 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season

Philips has launched its 'Gift of Light' campaign during the festive season, enabling the public to make a donation from as little as R300 to provide a healthier and safer home environment for impoverished communities...

19 Dec 2014

MTN Marathon raises funds for safe water in Uganda

Speaking at the commissioning of the water project in the Nabilatuk village in Uganda, president Yoweri Museveni thanked MTN Uganda and its partners that sponsored the 2013 MTN Marathon as a fundraising initiative to provide safe and clean water to the people of Karamoja.

21 Oct 2014

Solar lanterns reach 20K IDPs in Somalia

GENEVA: IOM has donated 3,300 solar lanterns to reach 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia.

15 Aug 2014

Imperial Health Sciences 'adopts' Kenyan children's home

Imperial Health Sciences recently 'adopted' Saidia Furaha, a non-governmental organisation that runs the small children's home situated in Kitengela, just on the outskirts of Nairobi, as well as a number of community outreach programmes.

10 Apr 2014

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