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Improving climate change resilience in Madagascar

Strengthening the adaptation and resilience of rural communities facing climate change in Madagascar…

3 days ago

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DR Congo's street food mushrooms as crisis grows

In crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo, people in the capital increasingly turn to street hawkers to feed themselves and their families cheaply…

15 Feb 2017

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Millions face starvation in Horn of Africa

Prolonged and worsening drought conditions across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya means that more than 11 million people are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance...

14 Feb 2017

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Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa in 2016

World Food Programme, UNHCR, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and many non-governmental organisations received aid from Germany…

10 Feb 2017

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Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit...

9 Feb 2017

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Africa's first city ‘Resilience Strategy' unveiled for Dakar

Dakar unveils Africa's first ‘Resilience Strategy' in Partnership with 100 resilient cities…

3 Feb 2017

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UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…

2 Feb 2017

Amr Kamel
Will next-gen technologies like AI, mixed reality aid in social good?

Mobile and cloud platforms, in particular, have acted as catalysts in bringing last-mile communities access to key healthcare, financial, education and other previously inaccessible services…

By Amr Kamel 1 Feb 2017

How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth
How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth

The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons…

By Wim van der Beek 31 Jan 2017

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17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa…

30 Jan 2017

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New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in Ethiopia's southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño…

23 Jan 2017

Burundi solar field breaks ground
Burundi solar field breaks ground

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development…

20 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
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…

17 Jan 2017

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Mauritania aims to boost food production

Mauritania will focus on horticulture, poultry farming, goat milk and non-timber forest products; then fishing and new income generating crops or activities…

16 Jan 2017

Development of renewable energies in Senegal
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

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11 African startups among world's top 100 social tech innovations

Eleven African social impact tech startups have been named among the world's top 2016 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jan 2017

Importance of formulating business-aligned CSI initiatives
Importance of formulating business-aligned CSI initiatives

For CSI initiatives to have an optimal effect, they need to align to a business' vision...

By Mbali Sekautu 29 Dec 2016

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action

It is in the enlightened self-interest of the African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action, says Chinedu Moghalu...

By Chinedu Moghalu 22 Dec 2016

'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines
'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines

The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology...

13 Dec 2016

Consumers expect companies to create positive change
Consumers expect companies to create positive change

A new study shows that consumers are more likely to engage with your business if some of your profits go towards creating positive social change. This is according to a recent study by consumer measurement and information company, Nielsen...

13 Dec 2016

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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

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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

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Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho to treat those living with HIV...

9 Dec 2016

UNAIDS partners with StarTimes to broadcast HIV prevention messages
UNAIDS partners with StarTimes to broadcast HIV prevention messages

StarTimes-the UNAIDS media partner-broadcasts HIV prevention message across African network...

8 Dec 2016

Reinventing community engagement: what Samsung have learned
Reinventing community engagement: what Samsung have learned

Samsung Electronics has entered the next level of community engagement where research, relevance and shared value are key, says Sthe Shabangu, PR lead at Samsung Electronics Africa Office...

By Sthe Shabangu 5 Dec 2016

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Commitment for the electrification of rural Africa

During the COP22 conference in Morocco this month, Orange and ENGIE reaffirm their commitment to leveraging their technological expertise to stimulate sustainable progress and economic and social development on the African continent...

24 Nov 2016

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Madagascar faces dire food insecurity

UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar's worsening food insecurity, as $67 million is needed in food aid and farming support for the upcoming planting season...

23 Nov 2016

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South Sudan: Escalating food crisis in 2017, FAO warns

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

22 Nov 2016

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Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

According to International Energy Agency projections, almost one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa will gain access to the power grid by 2040...

21 Nov 2016

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