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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

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

Why the future of Africa's forests and savannas is under threat

Tropical Africa has two distinct features - rain forests which are dominated by trees and savannas which are dominated by grasses. Both depend on rainfall quantity and seasonality...

By Julie C. Aleman 11 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

#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

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

PPC partners DRC stakeholders to empower local communities

PPC Barnet has initiated a new technical training centre and a local farming project in the DRC with the aim of boosting employment and community economies in nearby villages surrounding the cement plant...

10 Mar 2017

Why fighting fire with fire in DRC's Virunga Park isn't helping conservation

Conserving nature in areas immersed in prolonged violent conflict is challenging. One such area is the Virunga National Park...

By Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen 17 Feb 2017

Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRC

Virunga National Park and finance group Aera have launched a VCS carbon certification process for Matebe hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

30 Jan 2017

Rotary adds $35m to polio-fighting coffers

Following three new cases of polio in Nigeria, Rotary has added $35m in grants to support the global effort to end the disease..

21 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

DR Congo to scrap illegal China logging contracts

Congolese authorities told AFP on Wednesday, 13 July, they would annul three logging contracts awarded to China last year in what Greenpeace had called a violation of Congo's own logging moratorium.

14 Jul 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

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