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Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

3 days ago

Development of renewable energies in Senegal

Engie has been selected for the Dakar TER project, in partnership with Thales, for the development of renewable energies in Senegal…

13 Jan 2017

East Africa's largest solar plant starts operations

Uganda's new 10 megawatt solar power facility is the country's first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses...

13 Dec 2016

Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's development

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

South Sudan: Escalating food crisis in 2017, FAO warns

Economic downturn and insecurity cripple food production and trade in South Sudan...

22 Nov 2016

Africa Day at COP22: moving forward on climate change commitment

The Africa Day event had the dual themes of 'Moving from Commitment to Action with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)'and 'The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative: Moving Forward'...

21 Nov 2016

African leaders in Morocco to unify stance on global warming

African leaders met in Morocco this week on the sidelines of UN climate talks to agree a joint stance to fight global warming on the continent...

18 Nov 2016

Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges

Acumen and GE support social enterprises across East and West Africa to build inclusive businesses that tackle the problems of poverty...

11 Nov 2016

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Tigo Tanzania launches 5th Annual Digital Changemakers' Award

This year's award has new focus on education, digital inclusion and business entrepreneurship...

27 Oct 2016

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country...

26 Oct 2016

Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

Food aid arrives for Sudan

The United States and WFP welcome a second ship carrying critical food commodities for Sudan, which will be used to assist more than 2 million vulnerable people across the country...

20 Oct 2016

Masen sponsors Africa renewable Energy Forum

Taking place from 2-4 November 2016 in Marrakech, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum will provide a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing...

29 Sep 2016

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