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Madeleine Berre
Africa's women in business challenge status quo

Even though women make up a little over half of Africa's growing population, they have had little involvement in power and strategic decision-making...

24 Mar 2017

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City...

24 Mar 2017

World Bank announces USD57bn in financing for Africa
World Bank announces USD57bn in financing for Africa

The World Bank on Sunday announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years...

23 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Documenting the African public transport story
Documenting the African public transport story

‘Afrikanist in Motion': The African public transport story, through the lens of Yasser Booley…

20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation
African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation

While 80% of people will not buy from a company with a damaged reputation, the good reputation of a company brings with it benefits such as allowing it to charge a premium for its products...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

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Five African cities in Quality of Living rankings

Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living - Mercer's 19th Quality of Living ranking…

15 Mar 2017

The crowdfunding potential of Africa
The crowdfunding potential of Africa

Africa has caught the attention of those in the ever-evolving crowdfunding sector, according to a recent report…

10 Mar 2017

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People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency…

6 Mar 2017

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A future-proof business strategy that encourages social change

The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change…

2 Mar 2017

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Orange launches Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

The Orange Social Venture Prize will be awarded to innovative projects which make use of information and communication technologies to improve living conditions…

2 Mar 2017

Corporate citizenship requires strategic partnerships
Corporate citizenship requires strategic partnerships

Samsung Corporate Citizenship improves access to education through digital transformation…

28 Feb 2017

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USAID offering $4m for solar startups in Africa

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a US$4 million funding initiative aimed at supporting innovative solar companies across sub-Saharan Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 27 Feb 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

Joanne van der Walt
Sage launches enterprise fund to inspire African innovation

The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives the marginalised…

23 Feb 2017

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Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

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Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Soaring cost of basic staples is an extra challenge for pastoralists as livestock prices fall…

21 Feb 2017

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Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

The study finds that while African cities are crowded with people, they are not dense with investment, said World Bank lead economist Somik Lall...

By Hilary Joffe 20 Feb 2017

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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

Cooperation is needed at strategic and practical levels to help member States in Central Africa get round major macroeconomic challenges…

20 Feb 2017

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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered by decades of conflict…

20 Feb 2017

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UK and Zambia sign Energy Africa Partnership agreement

The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia…

17 Feb 2017

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Improving climate change resilience in Madagascar

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

16 Feb 2017

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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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