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Date: 20 Oct 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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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

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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

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Report equips African decision-makers with new climate science

Africa's climate is one of the least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report provides reliable scientific information for decision-makers...

18 Nov 2016

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Africa's cities urged to bring technology to the masses

Experts from 21 African countries are attending SED 2016 to discuss how to transform African cities...

17 Nov 2016

TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa
TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa

A social mobilisation campaign to reach over 50 000 high-risk mineworkers and ex-mineworkers who may have contracted TB, has been launched in Southern Africa...

15 Nov 2016

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Africa presents united front and calls for action at COP22

At COP22, the Africa Pavilion featured a dynamic program of round-tables, conferences and bilateral meetings to discuss key issues...

15 Nov 2016

Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges
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

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

Science is providing a glimmer of hope for smallholder maize farmers in Zimbabwe...

10 Nov 2016

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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

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Exploiting renewable energy potential of landlocked developing countries

Zambia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, suggests exploiting the renewable energy potential of landlocked developing countries...

8 Nov 2016

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Mozambique solar power agreement

Scatec Solar and Norfund sign power purchase agreement for Mozambique's first large scale solar plant...

3 Nov 2016

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Severe southern African drought to worsen - UN

The impact of the most severe drought to hit southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months, a UN climate envoy warned on Friday.

1 Nov 2016

Panelists in a discussion during the official launch of the 5th annual Tigo Digital Changemakers’ award in Dar es Salaam on 18th October 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

Alliance to support food security in Africa
Alliance to support food security in Africa

FAO and the Pan-African Parliament launch the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to shore up food security and nutrition in Africa...

27 Oct 2016

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UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar

In Madagascar, 92% of the population lives on less than $2/day, and the situation in the chronically semi-arid South is pushing hundreds of thousands close to the edge of disaster...

26 Oct 2016

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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

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World's first drones for medical supplies launched in Rwanda

The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...

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

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

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From garnering greater support through transparency to building online credibility with funders...

By Sindy Peters 21 Oct 2016

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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

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Marriott International to debut eco-conscious Element brand in Egypt

Slated to Open in 2019, Marriott Element Cairo hotel will offer a smart, sustainable extended stay experience in Egypt...

19 Oct 2016

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Health care in Africa: What next?

In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps the greatest victory of recent years took place in Africa...

By Robert Guest and Slavea Chakova 18 Oct 2016

Why CSI is the new currency consciously growing the bottom line

When it comes to growing your business, people are everything, be they staff, customers, or the community surrounding your brand...

By Glenda Mansfield 18 Oct 2016

Madagascar receives emergency food aid
Madagascar receives emergency food aid

World Food Programme scales up emergency operations in southern Madagascar which has been hard hit by this year's El Niño, which resulted in reduced rains for southern Africa...

14 Oct 2016

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African trade integration needed to create jobs

African trade integration will be key to Africa's long-term success and African nations must integrate more, says UNCTAD...

12 Oct 2016

Masen sponsors Africa renewable Energy Forum
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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