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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…

3 days ago

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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

Soroti Solar Plant
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

Lesotho
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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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

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