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Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa....

1 day ago

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

2 days ago

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

2 days ago

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Inaugural African Marine Waste Conference develops strategic plan to tackle marine litter

Attended by approximately 200 delegates from nine African states and a further 10 countries from other continents, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference recently took place in PE...

7 Aug 2017

Burundi opts for solar power to reach masses

Over 95% of Burundi's 11 million people lack access to electricity - this week solar-powered ‘light islands' began appearing in dense pedestrian areas and in streets...

3 Aug 2017

Researchers: Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation

A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the DRC preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said...

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Aug 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000...

31 Jul 2017

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned...

12 Jul 2017

Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone...

28 Jun 2017

How we're Touching Lives in Rwanda

Today, more than ever, demonstrating corporate social responsibility or CSR is no longer an option; it is an understood best practice for companies that hope to earn favour with consumers...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 2 Sep 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk...

15 Jul 2016

Digitizing agriculture and growing knowledge

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

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

Getting seeds where it's needed

A promising opportunity for reaching smallholder farmers in developing countries with crops that can help them respond to challenges such as climate change and malnutrition...

12 Apr 2016

Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...

21 Jan 2016

Amnesty links child labour in DR Congo cobalt mines to big business

KINSHASA: Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International said Tuesday, 19 January...

21 Jan 2016

Poor nutrition stalks SADC

According to the SADC regional vulnerability assessment analysis, about 30 percent of the region's population is malnourished. Malnutrition is a critical risk factor in most countries...

By Hlupekile Nkunika 31 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

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